Great Women Travel Writers: From 1750 to the Present
Alba Amoia, Bettina Knapp
Bloomsbury Academic, Jun 2, 2006 - Travel - 304 pages
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