The Literary Traveler: An Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction

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Penguin, 1996 - Fiction - 368 pages
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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 fiction

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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 ... Read full review


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Larry Dark is the editor of four other anthologies: Literary Outtakes, The Literary Ghost, The Literary Lover, and The Literary Traveler. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

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