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Here, There, Elsewhere

Stories From the Road
Heat Moon, William Least (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Here, There, Elsewhere


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In this collection of short writings selected by him from 30 years of magazine articles, the author draws together for the first time his greatest short-form travel writing including his funny and touching adventures in Japan, England, Italy, Mexico, Long Island, Oregon, Arizona, and more. In these pages we find him beside the Sea of Japan, sitting with men whose memories of war are both fresh and ancient; searching for the real Yoknapatawpha County; pondering the disappearance of twenty-seven ancient Mayan scrolls and the broader meaning of extinction; investigating the oddities of Long Island, New York; and recalling the infiltration of Thanksgiving dinner by a possible eyeball belonging to a half-blind Indian. Looking beyond the roads familiar, we encounter him searching for rare books and lost moments on the England-Wales border; conveyed by the Delta Queen down the great Mississippi River; heading beyond Poker Jim Ridge in rural Oregon in search of desert and desertion; exploring prehistoric monuments on the Orkney Islands in Scotland, and everywhere throwing away his compass as all true wanderers should. He even eats a smoked cisco.
Authors: Heat Moon, William Least
Title: Here, there, elsewhere
stories from the road
Publisher: New York :, Little Brown and Co.,, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: xi, 402 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm.
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: Thitherward
The here within there
Dosojin
Up among the roadside gods
Second draft
A glass of handmade
Putting legs back on a story
A little tour in Yoknapatawpha County
A conducer
Oysters and American union
Yucatán
The nose of Chaac
Beyond cross-purposes
Crossing Kansas
All knowledge human and cosmic
Out east on the North Fork
A dust ball under the bed
Of time and a river
To explain delight
With a good stick in hand
The Manichean
The old land of misfortune
In the guise of fiction
The last Thanksgiving of Whispers-to-Hawks
Approaching the ineffable
Prairie and plain
To go solo
A fallen yew, an oaken pillar, a forgotten birch
The great miscellaneous
A residue of history
Prolegomenon
Not far out of Tullahoma
A new order
Designing a corporate potlatch for the next century
A trio of postcards
Just south of Ultima Thule
Sounded by trumpets silent
Writing PrairyErth
The 3,170th county
The smoked ciscoes of Gitche-Gumee
The Because-It's-There Association
A land for the resolutely curious
Anchovies and olives
Morning in Manarola
Something of a firefall
Wandering Yosemite
One sweet talker
Into the antipodes
A criminal to remain anonymous
On the Staked Plain
Assonance from the upper Missouri
The pencil makers
Why do it so often (and in so many ways)
The classic American road trip
Bipedal kaleidoscopes
Pictures from the West Country.
Summary: In this collection of short writings selected by him from 30 years of magazine articles, the author draws together for the first time his greatest short-form travel writing including his funny and touching adventures in Japan, England, Italy, Mexico, Long Island, Oregon, Arizona, and more. In these pages we find him beside the Sea of Japan, sitting with men whose memories of war are both fresh and ancient; searching for the real Yoknapatawpha County; pondering the disappearance of twenty-seven ancient Mayan scrolls and the broader meaning of extinction; investigating the oddities of Long Island, New York; and recalling the infiltration of Thanksgiving dinner by a possible eyeball belonging to a half-blind Indian. Looking beyond the roads familiar, we encounter him searching for rare books and lost moments on the England-Wales border; conveyed by the Delta Queen down the great Mississippi River; heading beyond Poker Jim Ridge in rural Oregon in search of desert and desertion; exploring prehistoric monuments on the Orkney Islands in Scotland, and everywhere throwing away his compass as all true wanderers should. He even eats a smoked cisco.
Local Note: 1 6 15 33 35 53 97 109 110 118 148 152 172 182 198 203 216 222 226 228 231 243 244 264
Alternate Title: Stories from the road
ISBN: 0316110248
9780316110242
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"Though most famous for his road trips around the U.S., acclaimed travel writer William Least Heat-Moon, author of the modern classic Blue Highways, ranges further in this collection of 30 essays written over the course of 30 years. Visiting Japan, England, Wales, Italy, New Zealand, and other distant locales as well as places closer to home, Heat-Moon once again offers readers thought-provoking observations and lyrical writing. Though many of the pieces were previously published in other forms in magazines, Heat-Moon has taken control of the editorial reins here, rearranging words and restoring deleted sections from the original versions. This is a must-read for his many fans - and it provides a great introduction for those new to his writing." April 2013 Armchair Travel newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=620534

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