Voyager: Travel Writings

Author:   Russell Banks
Publisher:   Ecco Press
ISBN:  

9780061857683


Pages:   288
Publication Date:   16 May 2017
Format:   Paperback
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Banks's narrative seductively juxtaposes rambles through lush volcanic mountains, white sand beaches and coral reefs with a barrage of memories of the hash he's made of his private life. --The New York Times Book Review Now in his mid-seventies, Russell Banks has indulged his wanderlust for more than half a century. This longing for escape has taken him from the bright green islands and turquoise seas of the Caribbean islands to peaks in the Himalayas, the Andes, and beyond. In each of these remarkable essays, Banks considers his life and the world. In Everglades National Park this perfect place to time-travel, he traces his own timeline. Recalling his trips to the Caribbean in the title essay, Voyager, Banks dissects his relationships with the four women who would become his wives. In the Himalayas, he embarks on a different quest of self-discovery. 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, Voyager brings together the social, the personal, and the historical, opening a path into the heart and soul of this revered writer.

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Author:   Russell Banks
Publisher:   Ecco Press
Imprint:   Ecco Press
Dimensions:   Width: 13.50cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 20.30cm
Weight:   0.181kg
ISBN:  

9780061857683


ISBN 10:   0061857688
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   16 May 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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[an] expansive, elegiac reflection on the pleasures and deceptions of travel [Banks ] clarity of vision and muscular prose are as transporting as a mountain ascent. --Kirkus [a] gusto-filled, retrospective anthology Banks warm, probing intellect guides readers on thoughtful journeys Readers will be hard put to find a more engaging travel companion. --Booklist Banks puts the literature back in travel writing in this extremely well-crafted book. --Library Journal [a] fine collection Banks s narrative seductively juxtaposes rambles through lush volcanic mountains, white sand beaches and coral reefs with a barrage of memories of the hash he s made of his private life. --New York Times Book Review [A] moving collection of travel pieces that rise to the level of literature --Christian Science Monitor .. .[an] expansive, elegiac reflection on the pleasures and deceptions of travel...[Banks'] clarity of vision and muscular prose are as transporting as a mountain ascent. --Kirkus .. . [a] gusto-filled, retrospective anthology...Banks' warm, probing intellect guides readers on thoughtful journeys...Readers will be hard put to find a more engaging travel companion. --Booklist Banks puts the literature back in travel writing in this extremely well-crafted book. --Library Journal .. .[a] fine collection...Banks's narrative seductively juxtaposes rambles through lush volcanic mountains, white sand beaches and coral reefs with a barrage of memories of the hash he's made of his private life. --New York Times Book Review [A] moving collection of travel pieces that rise to the level of literature --Christian Science Monitor -...[an] expansive, elegiac reflection on the pleasures and deceptions of travel...[Banks'] clarity of vision and muscular prose are as transporting as a mountain ascent.---Kirkus -... [a] gusto-filled, retrospective anthology...Banks' warm, probing intellect guides readers on thoughtful journeys...Readers will be hard put to find a more engaging travel companion.---Booklist -Banks puts the literature back in travel writing in this extremely well-crafted book.---Library Journal -...[a] fine collection...Banks's narrative seductively juxtaposes rambles through lush volcanic mountains, white sand beaches and coral reefs with a barrage of memories of the hash he's made of his private life.---New York Times Book Review -[A] moving collection of travel pieces that rise to the level of literature---Christian Science Monitor


[A] moving collection of travel pieces that rise to the level of literature --Christian Science Monitor ...[a] fine collection...Banks's narrative seductively juxtaposes rambles through lush volcanic mountains, white sand beaches and coral reefs with a barrage of memories of the hash he's made of his private life. --New York Times Book Review Banks puts the literature back in travel writing in this extremely well-crafted book. --Library Journal ...[an] expansive, elegiac reflection on the pleasures and deceptions of travel...[Banks'] clarity of vision and muscular prose are as transporting as a mountain ascent. --Kirkus Reviews ... [a] gusto-filled, retrospective anthology...Banks' warm, probing intellect guides readers on thoughtful journeys...Readers will be hard put to find a more engaging travel companion. --Booklist


-[A] moving collection of travel pieces that rise to the level of literature---Christian Science Monitor


[A] moving collection of travel pieces that rise to the level of literature --Christian Science Monitor


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Russell Banks, twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, is one of America's most prestigious fiction writers, a past president of the International Parliament of Writers, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been translated into twenty languages and has received numerous prizes and awards, including the Common Wealth Award for Literature. He lives in upstate New York and Miami, Florida.

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