A Sense of Place: Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft, Lives, and Inspiration

A Sense of Place: Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft, Lives, and Inspiration

by Michael Shapiro

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609521561
Publisher: Travelers' Tales Guides, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/10/2004
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introductionx
Working-Class Hero1
Yearning for the Sun29
A Long Way from Home49
The Redmond O'Hanlon Show80
At Home with the Spirits106
A Hop Across the Pond125
Dark Star Shining143
The World for a Song156
When Worlds Collude176
Europe Through an Open Door214
A World of Wonders235
Strange Travel Suggestions249
Through Love and War267
Southern Exposure280
Giving It All Away294
Along the Border310
The Snow Leopard329
The End of the World344
Afterword368
Appreciations371
Acknowledgments373
Photograph Credits377

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Sense of Place: Great Travel Writers Talk about Their Craft, Lives, and Inspiration 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
skinglist on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I couldn't get through this, too dry.
www.LindaBallouAuthor.com More than 1 year ago
Ever wonder what makes people take to the road for out of the box adventures? Michael Shapiro, one of our best travel writers himself, shares with us what makes people who choose a lifetime of travel over the comfy confines of home tick. From Tim Cahill, whose adventures get him into outlandish situations, to Frances Mayes who followed her "wistful dreams" to civilized Tuscany we find out what motivates their quests. I loved learning what our best contemporary commentators have in common and what they do not. Bill Bryson of Walk in the Woods fame says he is just paying his mortgage with his writing, while Peter Matthiessen, famous for his search for the elusive Snow Leopard, says that the act of writing clarifies his view of realty. Each interview of these unique authors is conducted with extreme care for their privacy as Michael asks thoughtful, informed questions. A Sense of Place is insightful, fun and a must read for anyone contemplating the outsider's lifestyle. Linda Ballou adventure travel writer and author of Lost Angel Walkabout-One Traveler's Tales Wai-nani, High Chiefess of Hawaii-Her Epic Journey www.LindaBallouAuthor.com
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone who writes, whether fiction or non-fiction, will revel in the insights about the art of writing. Anyone who travels or lives the life of an observer-adventurer will also enjoy this book. Bravo to Michael Shapiro.