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The Resource Voyager : travel writings, Russell Banks

Voyager : travel writings, Russell Banks

Label
Voyager : travel writings
Title
Voyager
Title remainder
travel writings
Statement of responsibility
Russell Banks
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The award-winning novelist takes us on some of his most memorable journeys in this revelatory collection of travel essays. Now in his mid-seventies, Russell Banks has indulged his wanderlust for more than half a century. In this compelling anthology, he writes that since childhood he has "longed for escape, for rejuvenation, for wealth untold, for erotic and narcotic and sybaritic fresh starts, for high romance, mystery and intrigue." The longing for escape has taken him from the "bright green islands and turquoise seas" of the Caribbean to peaks in the Himalayas, the Andes, and beyond. Banks shares highlights from his travels: interviewing Fidel Castro in Cuba; motoring to a hippie reunion with college friends in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; eloping to Edinburgh to marry his fourth wife, Chase; driving a sunset-orange metallic Hummer down Alaska's Seward Highway. In each of these remarkable essays, Banks considers his life and the world. In Everglades National Park, he traces his own timeline: "I keep going back, and with increasing clarity I see more of the place and more of my past selves. And more of the past of the planet as well." Recalling his trips to the Caribbean in the title essay, Banks dissects his relationships with the four women who would become his wives. In the Himalayas, he embarks on a different quest: "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, this book brings together the social, the personal, and the historical, opening a path into the heart and soul of this revered writer.--Adapted from dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Banks, Russell
Dewey number
910.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV465
LC item number
.B369 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Banks, Russell
  • Voyages and travels
Label
Voyager : travel writings, Russell Banks
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Voyager -- Pilgrim's regress -- Primal dreams -- House of slaves -- The last birds of paradise -- Innocents abroad -- Last days feeding frenzy -- The wrong stuff -- Fox and whale, priest and angel -- Old goat
Control code
1655542
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780061857676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1655542
  • (OCoLC)921864448
Label
Voyager : travel writings, Russell Banks
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Voyager -- Pilgrim's regress -- Primal dreams -- House of slaves -- The last birds of paradise -- Innocents abroad -- Last days feeding frenzy -- The wrong stuff -- Fox and whale, priest and angel -- Old goat
Control code
1655542
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780061857676
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1655542
  • (OCoLC)921864448

Library Locations

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      22 Bedford Road, Carlisle, MA, 01741, US
      42.528835 -71.348117
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