The House on Via Gombito, Second Edition: Writing by American Women Abroad

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The third printing of the most highly regarded anthology published by New Rivers Press is the occasion for a new edition. The House on Via Gombito, published in 1991, is a collection of forty-six travel memoirs by women living or traveling outside of the United States. The writers include Diane Glancy, Patricia Hampl, and Nancy Raeburn. Whether the writing is of "A Walk on Hadrian's Wall", or a "Return to Warsaw", the portraits drawn are engaging, refreshing and unique. Publishers Weekly has said: "The nearly 50 ...
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Overview

The third printing of the most highly regarded anthology published by New Rivers Press is the occasion for a new edition. The House on Via Gombito, published in 1991, is a collection of forty-six travel memoirs by women living or traveling outside of the United States. The writers include Diane Glancy, Patricia Hampl, and Nancy Raeburn. Whether the writing is of "A Walk on Hadrian's Wall", or a "Return to Warsaw", the portraits drawn are engaging, refreshing and unique. Publishers Weekly has said: "The nearly 50 short pieces of travel writing that comprise this volume display such a wealth of perspectives and explore such a variety of locales that the book is a splendid adventure in itself".
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  • ISBN-13: 9780898231823
  • Publisher: New Rivers Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1997
  • Series: A New Rivers Abroad Book Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 506
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition
Introduction
Introduction
Introduction: "Flying"
Via Pochutla 3
Juan Mina 16
That Summer in Caracas 34
Friends of the Teatro Colon 43
Icarus in Africa 55
A Moroccan Memoir 63
The Cook's Child 100
Maputo: A Writer's Diary 112
Mis en Abyme 131
Borders: Thoughts and Images 143
The Search for Blind Camels and Balloons: A Mother-Daughter Memoir 151
Ahar 159
The Errand 165
Rain of Flowers 169
Night Train to Moscow: Waging Peace 179
Return to Warsaw 196
In the Vernacular 209
Coming Out in London and Beyond 227
Two Nuns 243
Barba Manolis 249
Ramont Hall 263
A Walk on Hadrian's Wall 269
Excerpts from a European Travelogue 274
Of Catalans and Kings 287
Alone and Footloose in the South of France 296
Rosenthallohne 8 313
Borders 325
Journeys in the Hidden World 333
The Drive 343
Tourists 345
A Trip to the Hills 347
Termini 349
Italian Two-Part Invitation 351
Toccata and Variations on Venice 361
Chiaroscuro 368
The House on Via Gombito 378
Fata Morgana: Memories of Italy 395
Vicoletto: Scenes from Naples 409
Evening in Padang 423
Taxi 427
Belinda 435
A Thousand Farewells 444
Nameless Things 450
Pilgrimage to Atagoyama 462
The Blue-Green Seas of Forever 475
Ontology and the Trucker 491
Contributors' Notes 495
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