Items Tagged With travel writing

World Literature Today Devotes Issue to Women, New Joan Didion Book, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.10.16

Books to help understand Trump’s win; illustrations of bookstores around the world; contemporary Thai literature in translation; and other news. 

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Author Breakthroughs, Henry James’s Memoirs, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.13.16

Patti Smith on Frida Kahlo’s love letters; controversial book rises to prominence; New York Times names media columnist replacement for David Carr; and other news.

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Sitting on Plutarch's Throne: Taking Risks in the Essay

by John D'Agata

Special Section

Posted 12.15.15

John D'Agata

An American writer and editor details the importance and emotional necessity of taking risks in the essay by way of an adventure to Greece to find Plutarch’s writing chair.

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Futuristic Writing Desk: A Special Form of History

by David Searcy

Special Section

Posted 12.15.15

David Searcy

Recounting a harrowing trek up Texas’s Enchanted Rock with his wife, a writer details the particularly difficult task of placing yourself in time, and then learning to let time go.

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