Great Women Travel Writers: From 1750 to the Present

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Alba Amoia, Bettina Knapp
A&C Black, 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), Ana´s 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 Writersáis 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

Contents

Introduction
9
Princess Ekaterina Catherine Romanovna Vbrontsova Dashkova 17431810
11
Friederike Brun 17651835
27
Lady Hester Stanhope 17761839
38
A Fredrika Bremer 18011865
55
Princess Cristina Trivulzio di Belgiojoso 18081871
64
Fanny Lewald 18111889
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Belle Marsh Poate 18471896
96
Alexandra DavidNeel 18681969
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Isabelle Eberhardt 18771904
170
Isak Dinesen Karen Blixen 18851962
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Freya Stark 18931993
194
Hayashi Fumiko 19031951
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Anais Nin 19031977
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Xie Bingying born Ming Gang 19062000
232
Ruth Gruber 1911
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Pandita Ramabai 18581922
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Daisy Bates 18591951
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Edith Wharton 18621937
139
Gertrude Bell 18681926
147
Sharon Spencer 19332002
272
Select General Bibliography
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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 Ana´s 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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