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The Resource Voyager : travel writings, Russell Banks

Voyager : travel writings, Russell Banks

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Voyager : travel writings
Title
Voyager
Title remainder
travel writings
Statement of responsibility
Russell Banks
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The award-winning novelist takes us on some of his most memorable journeys in this revelatory collection of travel essays. Now in his mid-seventies, Russell Banks has indulged his wanderlust for more than half a century. In this compelling anthology, he writes that since childhood he has "longed for escape, for rejuvenation, for wealth untold, for erotic and narcotic and sybaritic fresh starts, for high romance, mystery and intrigue." The longing for escape has taken him from the "bright green islands and turquoise seas" of the Caribbean to peaks in the Himalayas, the Andes, and beyond. Banks shares highlights from his travels: interviewing Fidel Castro in Cuba; motoring to a hippie reunion with college friends in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; eloping to Edinburgh to marry his fourth wife, Chase; driving a sunset-orange metallic Hummer down Alaska's Seward Highway. In each of these remarkable essays, Banks considers his life and the world. In Everglades National Park, he traces his own timeline: "I keep going back, and with increasing clarity I see more of the place and more of my past selves. And more of the past of the planet as well." Recalling his trips to the Caribbean in the title essay, Banks dissects his relationships with the four women who would become his wives. In the Himalayas, he embarks on a different quest: "One climbs a mountain, not to conquer it, but to be lifted like this away from the earth up into the sky," he explains. Pensive, frank, beautiful, and engaging, this book brings together the social, the personal, and the historical, opening a path into the heart and soul of this revered writer.--Adapted from dust jacket
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Title
Voyager
Creator
Summary
Though Russell Banks is known for acclaimed novels such as Affliction and The Sweet Hereafter (which have both been made into award-winning movies), he now turns his keen eye to travel writing. In Voyager, his thought-provoking essays vary in time (taking place over several decades), place (destinations include the Andes, Cuba, Florida, Alaska, North Carolina, Scotland, and the Caribbean), and purpose (such as fun, work, a college reunion, and eloping with his fourth wife). As the essays coalesce, they provide an intimate examination of Banks' life as well as an evocative look at the world. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10488817
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
910
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV465
LC item number
.B369 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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travel writings
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travel writings
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Russell Banks
Voyager : travel writings, Russell Banks
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Voyager : travel writings, Russell Banks
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Contents
Voyager -- Pilgrim's regress -- Primal dreams -- House of slaves -- The last birds of paradise -- Innocents abroad -- Last days feeding frenzy -- The wrong stuff -- Fox and whale, priest and angel -- Old goat
Control code
ocn921864448
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780061857676
System control number
(OCoLC)921864448

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