The Best American Travel Writing (Paperback)

By William T. Vollmann (Editor), Jason Wilson (Editor)
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A collection of the best travel writing pieces published in American periodicals during 2011.

About the Author

Louis-Ferdinand Celine (1894-1961) was a French writer and doctor whose novels are antiheroic visions of human suffering. Accused of collaboration with the Nazis, Celine fled France in 1944 first to Germany and then to Denmark. Condemned by default (1950) in France to one year of imprisonment and declared a national disgrace, Celine returned to France after his pardon in 1951, where he continued to write until his death. His classic books include Journey to the End of the Night, Death on the Installment Plan, London Bridge, North, Rigadoon, Conversations with Professor Y, Castle to Castle, and Normance.

Jason Wilson is emeritus professor of Latin American literature at the University College London. He is the author of "Octavio Paz: A Study of His Poetics", "An A-Z of Modern Latin American Literature in English Translation", and "Buenos Aires: A Cultural and Literary Companion".

Praise For…

"Bold and questing writer and world traveler Vollmann is at the helm of the thirteenth edition of this superb travel annual, which has always been distinguished by its stellar guest editors. Guided by his unceasing curiosity about complex places and authentic voices, Vollmann has chosen 19 electrifying essays...Vollmann’s 'best' assemblage profoundly extends the reach of the ever-vital and enlightening art of travel writing."
-Booklist  (starred)

"The latest intriguing batch of travel writing from the venerable series. [T]hese stories...undoubtedly bring a taste of adventure to readers...they open a window onto the strange, seedy and beautiful in the world, offering readers glimpses into places that many will never see or experience except through the eyes and words of these writers. Mostly engaging, diverse tales of offbeat travel adventures."
-Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780547808970
ISBN-10: 0547808976
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2012
Pages: 231
Language: English