Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
Usually ships within 1 to 4 weeks.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
The Roads Taken: Travels ... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Book is in great condition with minimal wear to the cover. Pages are clean and free of marks or highlighting. Packed and shipped by Amazon!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

The Roads Taken: Travels Through Americas Literary Landscapes (Literary Roads Series) Paperback – March, 1998

4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$14.95
$2.99 $0.19
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Pierced by the Sun
A gripping tale of murder and redemption by the author of Like Water for Chocolate. Learn More
$14.95 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. Usually ships within 1 to 4 weeks. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover


Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

After a conversation with his cousin about the carefree travels of Beat writer Jack Kerouac, Setterberg ( Beyond Profit ) embarked on a journey across the U.S. to seven locales that had inspired well-known works of literature. His entertaining memoir of his own time on the road details the differences between his experiences and his expectations, which were based on the books he read in preparation for his journey. Included is a visit to Nebraska inspired by the novels of Willa Cather, a stop in New Orleans--where African American writer Zora Neale Hurston studied voodoo--and a search for the moose that Thoreau described when he camped in the Maine woods. Setterberg's account of mistaking his companion for a rampaging moose is hilarious. This is thought-provoking reading for fans of travel, literature and humor.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal

In this literary travelog, Setterberg (Toxic Nation, Wiley, 1993) presents essays on Willa Cather's Nebraska, Larry McMurtry's Texas-both real and mythical-Thoreau's Maine woods, Hemingway's Michigan wilderness in "Big Two-Hearted River," and Twain's Virginia City. As he visits each place, Setterberg incorporates his observations with the different authors' words. His chapter on Zora Neale Hurston's New Orleans and black life in the rural South is especially good. An error in fact that has Antonin Dvorak spending two weeks in Nebraska writing "The New World Symphony" (it was Iowa) along with some generalizations ("the Great Lakes are dead") do not limit the quality of this work. Recommended for travel or literary collections in public libraries.
David Schau, Kanawha Cty. P.L., Charleston, W.V.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Series: Literary Roads Series
  • Paperback: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Interlink Pub Group Inc (March 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1566561833
  • ISBN-13: 978-1566561839
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,589,662 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
0%
4 star
100%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

By Jambo on April 1, 2011
Format: Paperback
If you love to travel and love to read, this is a fun book of essays to while away the hours while sitting in your comfy spot planning your next trip.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse