Without a Guide

By: Katherine Govier

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Award-winning novelist Katherine Govier experienced first-hand what many writers feel about travel: it is a need. To discover characters, settings and customs which they can't find at home, authors set out for new terrain. Recollections of their voyages create a special category of travel writing. Poets and novelists travelling writers, but not professional travel writers are footloose wordsmiths who, as Govier describes, "promise a double treat: a person of imagination and insight pitched into a foreign environment fraught with danger, mystery and unforeseen delights."
And if the writer on the road is a woman?
So much the better, says Govier. Freely, inquisitively, and determinedly, an unprecedented number of women are moving around the globe today. To enjoy a week of anonymity, take a break from domesticity, to make a discovery, their reasons for travel are as numerous as their destinations.
"Without a Guide" is a remarkable collection of seventeen nonfiction works that explores the variety and nature of contemporary women's travel. Such internationally celebrated names as Margaret Atwood, Ann Beattie, Clare Boylan, Robyn Davidson, Susan Musgrave, E. Annie Proulx, Bapsi Sidhwa, Carol Shields and Alice Walker share the details of their most memorable voyages. Their tales will take you to the urban chaos of Cairo; on an exhilarating 1,700 mile camel trek across the rugged Australian Outback; through the natural splendour of Darwin's Galapagos; to the startling heights of Pakistan's Indus River gorge and into the day-long darkness of a Northern Finland winter. Seductive, harrowing, but above all enlightening, "Without A Guide "is a must for lovers of literature and travel.
"Without a Guide" has been published in the United States, the United Kingdom, Holland and Canada.

Title: Without a Guide

Author Name: Katherine Govier

Categories: BOV - Travel Writing,

Publisher: Walter & Ross Macfarlane: 1994

ISBN Number: 0921912757

ISBN Number 13: 9780921912750

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: IM4129

Description: 0921912757