Great Women Travel Writers: From 1750 to the Present

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Alba Amoia, Bettina Knapp
Bloomsbury Academic, Jun 2, 2006 - Travel - 304 pages
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Travel can be sacred, an escape, and always enlightening. Women explorers and travelers are a special breed. Some were also incredible writers, recording their cross-cultural impressions with stunning vividness, often crossing into the most patriarchal cultures. The editors and a team of contemporary writers profile 22 courageous women who form a grand tradition. Among them, Lady Hester Stanhope (1776-1839), Fanny Lewald (1811-89), Pandita Ramabai (1858-1922), Gertrude Bell (1868-1926), Isak Dinesen (1885-1962), Anaďs Nin (1903-77), Freya Stark (1893-1993), Ruth Gruber (1911- ), Oriana Fallaci (1930- ). "The writing styles flow well, and the book gives a highly readable introduction to some lesser-known female authors." - Library Journal "As a starting point for readers looking to explore the subject, the anthology will serve quite well." - Publishers Weekly.Great Women Travel Writers is indexed in H.W. Wilson's Essay and General Literature Index.

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Amoia (Women on the Italian Literary Scene ) and Knapp (Archetype, Architecture, and the Writer ), whose previous coauthored works include Multicultural Writers from Antiquity to 1945 and ... Read full review

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Alba Amoia is the author of Twentieth-century Italian Women Writers, No Mothers We!, Albert Camus, Feodor Dostoevsky, and other works. She lives in Rome. BETTINA L. KNAPP is the author of over 50 books, including Anaďs Nin, Gertrude Stein, Antonin Artaud, French Fairy Tales: A Jungian Approach, and Women in Myth. She lives in New York City. Both editors have traveled the world, apart and together.

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