The House on Via Gombito: Writing by North American Women Abroad

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Madelon Sprengnether, Calvin William Truesdale
New Rivers Press, 1991 - American literature - 505 pages
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For centuries male writers have used travel as a vehicle and metaphor for self-discovery; in this landmark collection 42 women speak of their own transformations through the experience of travel. The varied accounts describe spiritual journeys, ancestral quests, tales of culture shock, comedy, terror, and more. Photographs and illustrations.

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Contents

Barbara Abel
3
Gretchen T Legler
16
Linda Mathiason Norlander
34
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About the author (1991)

Madelon Sprengnether is the author of several books of poetry and nonfiction, including: The Normal Heart, Rivers, Stories, Houses, Dreams, La Belle et La Bete, a co-edited collection of travel writing, The House on Via Gombito, and Crying at the Movies: A Film Memoir. She lives in Minneapolis, where she teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Minnesota.

C. W. Truesdale's passion for publishing and editing led him to create the New Rivers Press, a haven for fledgling poets. Truesdale's press began the Minnesota Voices Project, a literary competition for emerging authors, and the Many Minnesotas Project, which represented the works of diverse ethnic groups.

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