The New York Times: Footsteps: From Ferrante's Naples to Hammett's San Francisco, Literary Pilgrimages Around the World

ISBN9780804189842
PublisherThree Rivers Press
Published2017/05/09
Pages304
AuthorNew York Times
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.4 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.4 in.
Depth0.8 in.

The New York Times: Footsteps: From Ferrante's Naples to Hammett's San Francisco, Literary Pilgrimages Around the World

New York Times

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2017/05/09

Before Nick Carraway was drawn into Daisy and Gatsby’s sparkling, champagne-fueled world in The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald vacationed in the French Riviera, where a small green lighthouse winked at ships on the horizon. Before the nameless lovers began their illicit affair in The Lover, Marguerite Duras embarked upon her own scandalous relationship amidst the urban streets of Saigon. And before readers were terrified by a tentacled dragon-man called Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft was enthralled by the Industrial Trust tower-- the 26-story skyscraper that makes up the skyline of Providence, Rhode Island. 
 
Based on the popular New York Times travel column, Footsteps is an anthology of literary pilgrimages, exploring the geographic muses behind some of history's greatest writers. From the "dangerous, dirty and seductive" streets of Naples, the setting for Elena Ferrante's famous Neapolitan novels, to the "stone arches, creaky oaken doors, and riverside paths" of Oxford, the backdrop for Alice's adventures in Wonderland, Footsteps takes a fresh approach to literary tourism, appealing to readers and travel enthusiasts alike.

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ISBN9780804189842
PublisherThree Rivers Press
Published2017/05/09
Pages304
AuthorNew York Times
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.4 Kg.
Height8.0 in.
Width5.4 in.
Depth0.8 in.

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Before Nick Carraway was drawn into Daisy and Gatsby’s sparkling, champagne-fueled world in The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald vacationed in the French Riviera, where a small green lighthouse winked at ships on the horizon. Before the nameless lovers began their illicit affair in The Lover, Marguerite Duras embarked upon her own scandalous relationship amidst the urban streets of Saigon. And before readers were terrified by a tentacled dragon-man called Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft was enthralled by the Industrial Trust tower-- the 26-story skyscraper that makes up the skyline of Providence, Rhode Island. 
 
Based on the popular New York Times travel column, Footsteps is an anthology of literary pilgrimages, exploring the geographic muses behind some of history's greatest writers. From the "dangerous, dirty and seductive" streets of Naples, the setting for Elena Ferrante's famous Neapolitan novels, to the "stone arches, creaky oaken doors, and riverside paths" of Oxford, the backdrop for Alice's adventures in Wonderland, Footsteps takes a fresh approach to literary tourism, appealing to readers and travel enthusiasts alike.

Editorial Reviews

"For anyone who's ever asked 'Where do your stories come from?' or for anyone who has traveled or longed to travel, the writers in this collection elegantly, thoughtfully, lovingly, and brilliantly take you to places you've never imagined and places you've dreamed of getting to. It's fabulous!"

– JACQUELINE WOODSON, author of the New York Times bestseller Another Brooklyn and the National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming

"A feast of inspiration."

– BILL BRYSON, author of The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain