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Footsteps
Footsteps: From Ferrante's Naples to Hammett's San Francisco, Literary Pilgrimages Around the World | New York Times
A curated collection of the New York Times' travel column, "Footsteps," exploring iconic authors' relationships to landmarks and cities around the world Before Nick Carraway was drawn into Daisy and Gatsby s sparkling, champagne-fueled world in The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald vacationed in the French Riviera, where a small green lighthouse winked at ships on the horizon. Before the nameless lovers began their illicit affair in The Lover, Marguerite Duras embarked upon her own scandalous relationship amidst the urban streets of Saigon. And before readers were terrified by a tentacled dragon-man called Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft was enthralled by the Industrial Trust tower-- the 26-story skyscraper that makes up the skyline of Providence, Rhode Island. Based on the popular New York Times travel column, Footsteps is an anthology of literary pilgrimages, exploring the geographic muses behind some of history's greatest writers. From the "dangerous, dirty and seductive" streets of Naples, the setting for Elena Ferrante's famous Neapolitan novels, to the "stone arches, creaky oaken doors, and riverside paths" of Oxford, the backdrop for Alice's adventures in Wonderland, Footsteps takes a fresh approach to literary tourism, appealing to readers and travel enthusiasts alike."
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Kimberlone
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These are great! You can see larger images on the nytbooks Instagram.

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BookNAround
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I thought it would be appropriate to read these collected columns while on vacation myself. I‘m not getting as much reading time as I wanted because it‘s my parents‘ 50th anniversary trip. I may hide out at the pool later and be all antisocial with my books though.

JamieArc This book looks great! 4y
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BookNAround
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Literary pilgrimages around the world collected into a book of essays? Yes, please! And a sneak peek at one of the bookmarks I made for the exchange.

Bookwormjillk I enjoyed this book. 5y
SassyBookworm Love your bookmark!!! 5y
CoffeeCatsBooks Pretty bookmark! 💕 5y
tpixie Lovely bookmark!!! 5y
DogEaredBooks That‘s a beautiful bookmark 😍 5y
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chlobee
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"True literature itself is a flight of fancy, and appreciators of it are all too familiar with the discombobulating feeling of finishing a novel and being slightly surprised to be at home in a recliner rather than hundreds of miles-and hundreds of years-away. Above all, Footsteps' essays are for the avid reader who can travel by simply turning a page. Turn these, and they'll take you around the world."

Now that is #carpediem
#fallintobooks

bobregina Interesting! 5y
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24in48
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Happy Hump Day, #readathon-ers! Who else is dreaming of escaping to new locations on this midweek day? Why not add some travel writing to your stack? These essays look like they'd make for perfect #24in48 armchair travel...

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BeyondTheBookends
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Obsessing over my mini #travels in this fun book! The writing is spectacular and I'm loving learning about places that inspired the greatest writers.

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ilayreading
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Let's head off on a bookish adventure together! What's your favorite author quest?

New post up on ilayreading.com today!

#travel #nonfiction #summerreads

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Bookwormjillk
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If you love literature, and if you love travel tuck this one in your bag. Short pieces about literary pilgrimages.

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