Best American Travel Writing 2005

ISBN-10: 061836952X
ISBN-13: 9780618369522
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

The Best American series has been the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction since 1915. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the very best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected--and most popular--of its kind. The Best American Travel Writing 2005 includes William Least-Heat Moon - Ian Frazier - John McPhee - William T. Vollmann - Simon Winchester - Tom Bissell - Madison Smartt Bell - Timothy Bascom - Pam Houston - and others Jamaica Kincaid, guest editor, is the author of numerous award-winning works, including the memoirs My Brother and The Autobiography of My Mother and the novel Annie John. Her travelogue Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalayas appeared in 2005. She lives in Vermont with her two childen and a garden, in which she travels a great deal.

Jamaica Kincaid came to the United States in 1966 as a free-lance writer and is now on staff at the New Yorker. Her first volume of stories, At the Bottom of the River (1983), depicts men and women alienated from each other by conflict, physical separation, or death. The story "My Mother" vividly describes the painful separation between mother and daughter; and the stories in Annie John (1985) clearly reveal that the world of the past cannot be recaptured. Kincaid's poetic use of language and everyday images allows the reader to experience ordinary events with a new and heightened sensitivity. Kincaid is a relatively new writer whose works are beginning to receive critical attention.

Jason Wilson is emeritus professor of Latin American literature at the University College London. He is the author of Octavio Paz: A Study of His Poetics, An A-Z of Modern Latin American Literature in English Translation, and Buenos Aires: A Cultural and Literary Companion.  

Foreword
Introduction
A Vocabulary for My Senses: from The Missouri Review
Mine of Stones: from Harper's Magazine
War Wounds: from Harper's Magazine
My Florida: from The American Scholar
In the Land of the Surfing Hippos: from National Geographic
Route 3: from The New Yorker
A Really Big Lunch: from The New Yorker
By the Big Sea Water: from Gourmet
Kindergarten: from The New Yorker
Say No More: from the New York Times Magazine
The Vertigo Girls Do the East Tonto Trail: from National Geographic Adventure
An Impossible Place to Be: from Outside
My Thai Girlfriends: from The Missouri Review
Leap Year: from Outside
If It Doesn't Kill You First: from Outside
Maps and Dreaming: from The Missouri Review
Romancing the Abyss: from Conde Nast Traveler
Adrift: from Esquire
Tight-Assed River: from The New Yorker
Into the Land of bin Laden: from National Geographic Adventure
West Highland Peace Trek: from National Geographic Adventure
The Vision Seekers: from The Sophisticated Traveler
Trying Really Hard to Like India: from Slate.com
They Came Out Like Ants!: from Harper's Magazine
Welcome to Nowhere: from National Geographic Adventure
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