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Voices, Places: Essays.

Voices, Places: Essays

David Mason

Paul Dry Books

1700 Sansom Street, Suite 700, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5214

9781589881235, $19.95, PB, 250pp,

In "Voices, Places: Essays" celebrated poet David Mason deftly explores surprising connections in geography and time, considering writers who traveled, who emigrated or were exiled, and who often shaped the literature of their homelands. He writes of seasoned travelers (Patrick Leigh Fermor, Bruce Chatwin, Joseph Conrad, Herodotus himself), and writers as far flung as Omar Khayyam, Jamal al-Din al-Afghani, James Joyce, and Les Murray. In the end, he turns to his own native region, the American West, with Wallace Stegner, Edward Abbey, Robinson Jeffers, Belle Turnbull, and Thomas McGrath. The nineteen essays are about familiarity and estrangement, the pleasure and knowledge readers can gain by engaging with writers' lives, their travels, their trials, and the homes they make for themselves. Thoughtful and thought provoking, engaged and engaging, "Voices, Places: Essays" offers extraordinary and erudite commentaries and observations making it an ideal and unreservedly recommended addition to both community and academic library Contemporary Literary Studies collections. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of students, academia, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Voices, Places: Essays" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $9.99).

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Title Annotation:David Mason
Publication:Internet Bookwatch
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Feb 1, 2018
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