The Resource A sense of place: : great travel writers talk about their craft, lives, and inspiration, with Michael Shapiro, (ebook)

A sense of place: : great travel writers talk about their craft, lives, and inspiration, with Michael Shapiro, (ebook)

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A sense of place: : great travel writers talk about their craft, lives, and inspiration
Title
A sense of place:
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great travel writers talk about their craft, lives, and inspiration
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with Michael Shapiro
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Language
eng
Summary
In A Sense of Place, journalist/travel writer Michael Shapiro goes on a pilgrimage to visit the world's great travel writers on their home turf to get their views on their careers, the writer's craft, and most importantly, why they chose to live where they do and what that place means to them. The book chronicles a young writer's conversations with his heroes, writers he's read for years who inspired him both to pack his bags to travel and to pick up a pen and write. Michael skillfully coaxes a collective portrait through his interviews, allowing the authors to speak intimately about the writer's life, and how place influences their work and perceptions. In each chapter Michael sets the scene by describing the writer's surroundings, placing the reader squarely in the locale, whether it be Simon Winchester's Massachusetts, Redmond O'Hanlon's London, or Frances Mayes's Tuscany. He then lets the writer speak about life and the world, and through quiet probing draws out fascinating commentary from these remarkable people. For Michael it's a dream come true, to meet his mentors; for readers, it's an engaging window onto the twin landscapes of great travel writers and the world in which they live
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1962-
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Shapiro, Michael
Dewey number
910.4/092/2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Shapiro, Michael
  • Travel writers
  • Travel writers
  • Travelers' writings
  • Electronic books
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adult
Label
A sense of place: : great travel writers talk about their craft, lives, and inspiration, with Michael Shapiro, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781932361810
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11777138
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remote
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11777138
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MWT11777138
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A sense of place: : great travel writers talk about their craft, lives, and inspiration, with Michael Shapiro, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781932361810
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11777138
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11777138
System control number
MWT11777138
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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