The Literary Traveler: An Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction
A feast of fiction for armchair travelers
Nineteen of our most exciting writers chronicle trips and travails, voyages and visits, and moments of triumph, tragedy, and transcendence. They explore such diverse locales as Australia's living Great Barrier Reef; a temple in Thailand filled with shimmering Buddhas; a bizarre street performance by a traveling circus in Freiburg, Germany; Inca ruins in Peru; Bulgaria's Black Sea coast; and many other places which, whether exotic or familiar, have never been seen in quite this way before.
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The Literary traveler: an anthology of contemporary short fictionUser Review - Book Verdict
In this anthology, Dark turns the editing skills he used in The Literary Lover (Viking, 1993) to travel. He has compiled pieces by accomplished short story writers that have a travel theme; for example, travel as liberation, as in Maria Thomas's "Summer Opportunity," or confinement, as in Paul Theroux's "Portrait of a Lady." Such well-known authors as John Updike, Fay Weldon, and Diane Johnson are represented here. Dark's introductory essay explains how the stories illustrate age-old travel themes like unrealized (or realized) expectations or such new developments as the spread of American culture to former Communist countries. By careful selection of stories and authors who are experienced in the art of short story writing, Dark has created a winner for short story collections. Brief biographies of the contributors are included at the end. A good choice for public libraries.-Ann Parker, Dept. of Water Resources Law Lib., Sacramento, Cal.
Review: The Literary Traveller: An Anthology of Contemporary Short FictionUser Review - Tami - Goodreads
This is more about how traveling can change a person and their perspective. Some of these stories I really enjoyed. I liked Great Barrier Reef, Delirium Eclipse, You Have Left Your Lotus Pods on the Bus, Summer Opportunity, and Succor. Read full review