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The Vintage Book of Walking (Vintage Originals)

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An anthology of literary walks—from Austen, Woolf, and Bronte to Colm Toibin, Bruce Chatwin, and Werner Herzog

This is the ultimate companion for readers and walkers looking to take inspiration from poems, novels, plays, and journals. Walking is a fundamental act, often taken for granted, yet through the centuries it has inspired a fascinating literature. This, the first comprehensive anthology on the subject, delves into why we walk and how we walk, the differences between the country hike and the city stroll, walking and wooing, walking into trouble and marching out. A mix of fiction and non-fiction, poetry, and drama provides the reader with more than 200 booted authors. Xenophone and Baudelaire, Flora Thompson and Julian Barnes, Mark Twain and Roberto Calasso tramp the pages of this fascinating collection. Previously published with the title The Vintage Book of Walking.

Synopsis:

DUNCAN MINSHULL is a senior producer at BBC Radio. He is editor of Telling Stories Vols 1-4 and Fanfare, and also reviews for various publications. He lives in west London.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive anthology on the topic of walking; a mix of fiction and non-fiction, poetry and drama.

About the Author

Duncan Minshull is a producer at BBC Radio, an editor and reviewer for various magazines and newspapers. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780099276678
Author:
Minshull, Duncan
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Translator:
Holmes, Richard
Foreword by:
Holmes, Richard
Foreword:
Holmes, Richard
Author:
MacFarlane, Robert
Author:
Holmes, Richard
Subject:
Walking
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Originals
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 1.07 lb

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » General
Reference » Rhetoric
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Walking

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"Synopsis" by , DUNCAN MINSHULL is a senior producer at BBC Radio. He is editor of Telling Stories Vols 1-4 and Fanfare, and also reviews for various publications. He lives in west London.
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A comprehensive anthology on the topic of walking; a mix of fiction and non-fiction, poetry and drama.
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