The House on Via Gombito: Writing by American Women Abroad

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Madelon Sprengnether, Calvin William Truesdale
New Rivers Press, 1997 - Literary Collections - 505 pages
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The third printing of the most highly regarded anthology published by New Rivers Press is the occasion for a new edition. The House on Via Gombito, published in 1991, is a collection of forty-six travel memoirs by women living or traveling outside of the United States. The writers include Diane Glancy, Patricia Hampl, and Nancy Raeburn. Whether the writing is of "A Walk on Hadrian's Wall", or a "Return to Warsaw", the portraits drawn are engaging, refreshing and unique. Publishers Weekly has said: "The nearly 50 short pieces of travel writing that comprise this volume display such a wealth of perspectives and explore such a variety of locales that the book is a splendid adventure in itself".

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About the author (1997)

Madelon Sprengnether is the author of several books of poetry and nonfiction, including: The Normal Heart, Rivers, Stories, Houses, Dreams, La Belle et La Bete, a co-edited collection of travel writing, The House on Via Gombito, and Crying at the Movies: A Film Memoir. She lives in Minneapolis, where she teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Minnesota.

C. W. Truesdale's passion for publishing and editing led him to create the New Rivers Press, a haven for fledgling poets. Truesdale's press began the Minnesota Voices Project, a literary competition for emerging authors, and the Many Minnesotas Project, which represented the works of diverse ethnic groups.

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