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The Conde Nast Traveler Book of Unforgettable Journeys: Great Writers on Great Places Paperback – October 2, 2007
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There's not much in the way of editorial guidance. A skimpy introduction, and while each entry does have appended a relevant supplement that appears to be lifted from what would have accompanied the original article, there's no byline to verify or deny this. These "service addenda" are credited only in a list ending the acknowledgements. So, I'm not sure who wrote each one; only two of the authors appear here in this endnote. These suggested itineraries, reading lists, or travel tips, as with the original entries, veer all over the place in quality. From two decades, if these are the best 21 articles from "eighteen eminent contributors," then I'm glad I did not have to read the rest of the magazine's articles that didn't make the cut.
Gregor von Rezzori floats down the Romanian Danube but fails to make us want to follow; Russell Banks did the same for me in the Everglades. Jan Morris on the Big Island of Hawai'i, Nik Cohn in Savannah, Edna O'Brien at Bath, and Patricia Storace in Provence all provide serviceable reports, but none of these grabbed my interest enough. Nicole Krauss enters Japanese gardens in Kyoto, and she does conjure up if you're curious why they cast their spell. Shirley Hazzard tells where to go on Capri, and again the appeal may lure those so inclined.Read more ›
At the ends of each article are tips, notes, trivia, etc. on the places discussed.
Those are mainly, like the mag, aimed at those people traveling to these particular places.
Also, since this info is not up here and to better make your purchasing decision, here's the list of places talked about in the book. I have no idea why they felt the need to have three articles on Italy when most nations warranted just the one:
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The well-written selections were varied and interesting. I enjoyed it. Is there a sequel?Published 8 months ago by linda mcall
Hidden treasure. Excellent selection. Achieve the goal that any travel book should achieve: make people wanting to travel.
If you are a traveler, a pilgrim, or even just a mantle traveler, you will enjoy these stories of intrepid writer/adventurers.Published on February 10, 2013 by B. Morley
I love travel stories and Conde Nast has put together a collection from all parts of the world. I recommend this for anyone interested in travel (from the comforts of their couch)... Read morePublished on March 26, 2011 by Literati