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The Conde Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys: Volume II: Great Writers on Great Places

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Publisher Comments:

From the #1 travel magazine in the country, a collection of travel tales from some of today's finest writers

Travel writing maintains its seemingly endless popularity, and this volume offers a particularly transporting body of work, pairing exotic locales with writers of the highest caliber: Russell Banks writes on the Everglades, Francine Prose explores the secrets of Prague, Robert Hughes takes us on a tour of Italy, and more. From the most beautiful gardens to visit in Japan to the best free things to do in Provence, this book is as enlightening as it is entertaining. Whether off to the other side of the globe or to their favorite reading chair, wanderers of every sort will find this book truly indispensable.

Other featured writers and places include:

Nik Cohn on Savannah

Philip Gourevitch on Tanzania

Shirley Hazzard on Capri

Pico Iyer on Iceland and Ethiopia

Nicole Krauss on Japan

Suketu Mehta on the Himalayas

Edna O'Brien on Bath

Patricia Storace on Provence and Athens

James Truman on Iran

Gregor Von Rezzori on Romania

Edmund White on Jordan

Simon Winchester on Mount Pinatubo

William Dalrymple on his pilgrimage to Santiago

John Julius Norwich on the Vatican

Jan Morris on Hawaii

Review:

"Timed to coincide with Condé Naste Traveler magazine's 25th anniversary, this stellar collection of 35 essays compiled from the magazine's archives will delight nomads of all dispositions. This satisfying compendium, written by 'novelists, poets, playwrights, art critics, political reporters, screenwriters, essayists and naturalists,' offers a cornucopia of insights gathered from around the globe. Arranged alphabetically by destination rather than chronologically, the collection begins in Australia with an essay titled 'The 'Liberation of Sydney' by art critic and native Australian Robert Hughes, and closes with a piece devoted to understanding the paradoxes and contradictions of Uganda by author and eighth-generation Afrikaner Rian Malan. Contemporary pieces — the latest was published in 2011 — are sprinkled among the older gems. Julia Reed's 2009 essay, 'A Street Named Sazerac' reveals the many pleasures, liquid and otherwise, abounding in New Orleans. During the same year Christina Nehring delves into the French art of living well, offering an explanation of why publically funded daycare contributes to French women's reputation of 'sexiness, coolness and confidence,' while Calvin Trillin explores the food and environs of the cultural capital and quite walkable city of Cuenca, of Ecuador. Packed with keen observations about history, culture, art and culinary delights, this thoughtful compilation will delight experienced travelers and inspire armchair dreamers. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

A collection of the best travel writing pieces published in American periodicals during 2013.

Synopsis:

“Travel connoisseurs divide the world into those places theyve been dying to visit or revisit and places theyd never set foot in but are glad someone else did. This years volume of travel writing . . . focuses mostly on the latter with derring-do dispatches.” — USA Today

A far-ranging collection of the best travel writing pieces published in 2013, collected by guest editor Paul Theroux. The Best American Travel Writing consistently includes a wide variety of pieces, illuminating the wonder, humor, fear, and exhilaration that greets all of us when we embark on a journey to a new place. Readers know that there is simply no other option when they want great travel writing.

Synopsis:

From the #1 travel magazine in the country, a collection of travel tales from some of today's finest writers

Travel writing maintains its seemingly endless popularity, and this volume offers a particularly transporting body of work, pairing exotic locales with writers of the highest caliber: Russell Banks writes on the Everglades, Francine Prose explores the secrets of Prague, Robert Hughes takes us on a tour of Italy, and more. From the most beautiful gardens to visit in Japan to the best free things to do in Provence, this book is as enlightening as it is entertaining. Whether off to the other side of the globe or to their favorite reading chair, wanderers of every sort will find this book truly indispensable.

Other featured writers and places include:

Nik Cohn on Savannah

Philip Gourevitch on Tanzania

Shirley Hazzard on Capri

Pico Iyer on Iceland and Ethiopia

Nicole Krauss on Japan

Suketu Mehta on the Himalayas

Edna O'Brien on Bath

Patricia Storace on Provence and Athens

James Truman on Iran

Gregor Von Rezzori on Romania

Edmund White on Jordan

Simon Winchester on Mount Pinatubo

William Dalrymple on his pilgrimage to Santiago

John Julius Norwich on the Vatican

Jan Morris on Hawaii

About the Author

Klara Glowczewska was one of Condé Nast Traveler's original staff members and became editor-in-chief in 2005. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143121473
Author:
Glowczewska, Klara
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Various
Author:
Wilson, Jason
Author:
Theroux, Paul
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
Essays
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Best American
Series Volume:
Volume II
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Timed to coincide with Condé Naste Traveler magazine's 25th anniversary, this stellar collection of 35 essays compiled from the magazine's archives will delight nomads of all dispositions. This satisfying compendium, written by 'novelists, poets, playwrights, art critics, political reporters, screenwriters, essayists and naturalists,' offers a cornucopia of insights gathered from around the globe. Arranged alphabetically by destination rather than chronologically, the collection begins in Australia with an essay titled 'The 'Liberation of Sydney' by art critic and native Australian Robert Hughes, and closes with a piece devoted to understanding the paradoxes and contradictions of Uganda by author and eighth-generation Afrikaner Rian Malan. Contemporary pieces — the latest was published in 2011 — are sprinkled among the older gems. Julia Reed's 2009 essay, 'A Street Named Sazerac' reveals the many pleasures, liquid and otherwise, abounding in New Orleans. During the same year Christina Nehring delves into the French art of living well, offering an explanation of why publically funded daycare contributes to French women's reputation of 'sexiness, coolness and confidence,' while Calvin Trillin explores the food and environs of the cultural capital and quite walkable city of Cuenca, of Ecuador. Packed with keen observations about history, culture, art and culinary delights, this thoughtful compilation will delight experienced travelers and inspire armchair dreamers. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , A collection of the best travel writing pieces published in American periodicals during 2013.
"Synopsis" by , “Travel connoisseurs divide the world into those places theyve been dying to visit or revisit and places theyd never set foot in but are glad someone else did. This years volume of travel writing . . . focuses mostly on the latter with derring-do dispatches.” — USA Today

A far-ranging collection of the best travel writing pieces published in 2013, collected by guest editor Paul Theroux. The Best American Travel Writing consistently includes a wide variety of pieces, illuminating the wonder, humor, fear, and exhilaration that greets all of us when we embark on a journey to a new place. Readers know that there is simply no other option when they want great travel writing.

"Synopsis" by ,
From the #1 travel magazine in the country, a collection of travel tales from some of today's finest writers

Travel writing maintains its seemingly endless popularity, and this volume offers a particularly transporting body of work, pairing exotic locales with writers of the highest caliber: Russell Banks writes on the Everglades, Francine Prose explores the secrets of Prague, Robert Hughes takes us on a tour of Italy, and more. From the most beautiful gardens to visit in Japan to the best free things to do in Provence, this book is as enlightening as it is entertaining. Whether off to the other side of the globe or to their favorite reading chair, wanderers of every sort will find this book truly indispensable.

Other featured writers and places include:

Nik Cohn on Savannah

Philip Gourevitch on Tanzania

Shirley Hazzard on Capri

Pico Iyer on Iceland and Ethiopia

Nicole Krauss on Japan

Suketu Mehta on the Himalayas

Edna O'Brien on Bath

Patricia Storace on Provence and Athens

James Truman on Iran

Gregor Von Rezzori on Romania

Edmund White on Jordan

Simon Winchester on Mount Pinatubo

William Dalrymple on his pilgrimage to Santiago

John Julius Norwich on the Vatican

Jan Morris on Hawaii

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