The Resource Voyager : travel writings, Russell Banks, (electronic resource)

Voyager : travel writings, Russell Banks, (electronic resource)

Label
Voyager : travel writings
Title
Voyager
Title remainder
travel writings
Statement of responsibility
Russell Banks
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The acclaimed, award-winning novelist takes us on some of his most memorable journeys in this revelatory collection of travel essays that spans the globe, from the Caribbean to Scotland to the Himalayas. Now in his mid-seventies, Russell Banks has indulged his wanderlust for more than half a century. "Since childhood, I've longed for escape, for rejuvenation, for wealth untold, for erotic and narcotic and sybaritic fresh starts, for high romance, mystery, and intrigue," he writes in this compelling anthology. The longing for escape has taken him from the "bright green islands and turquoise seas" of the Caribbean islands to peaks in the Himalayas, the Andes, and beyond.In Voyager, Russell Banks, a lifelong explorer, shares highlights from his travels: interviewing Fidel Castro in Cuba; motoring to a hippie reunion with college friends in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; eloping to Edinburgh, with his fourth wife, Chase; driving a sunset orange metallic Hummer down Alaska's Seward Highway.In each of these remarkable essays, Banks considers his life and the world. In Everglades National Park this "perfect place to time-travel," he traces his own timeline. "I keep going back, and with increasingly clarity I see more of the place and more of my past selves. And more of the past of the planet as well." Recalling his trips to the Caribbean in the title essay, "Voyager," Banks dissects his relationships with the four women who would become his wives. In the Himalayas, he embarks on a different quest of self-discovery. "One climbs a mountain not to conquer it, but to be lifted like this away from the earth up into the sky," he explains.Pensive, frank, beautiful, and engaging, Voyager brings together the social, the personal, and the historical, opening a path into the heart and soul of this revered writer
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Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
814/.54
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
PS3552.A49
LC item number
A6 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
memoirs
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Mark Bramhall
Series statement
OverDrive Collection
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Voyager : travel writings, Russell Banks, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951016339
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 22 min., 31 sec.))
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unknown
Form of item
online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780062120885
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unknown
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
Z100115878
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unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
DC456E12-DAA8-4A00-A1A1-1644F2309F7C
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o951016339
  • (CaAE) o951016339
  • (OCoLC)951016339
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