The Virago Book of Wanderlust and Dreams

The Virago Book of Wanderlust and Dreams

by LisaSt.AubinDeTeran (Editor)

Synopsis

In this haunting and unusual collection of writing about longings for flight, the yearnings are as varied as their dreamers. Some want to cross a desert or an ocean, some travel back into memory, some never leave home, some wait patiently for their life. Including writers as diverse as Zora Neale Hurston, Elizabeth von Arnim, Karen Blixen, Angela Carter, Elaine Dundy, Janet Frame, Jessie Kesson, Shena Mackay, Dorothy Parker, Bernice Rubens, Elizabeth Smart, Romaine Brooks and Harriet Wilson, this imaginative and far-reaching anthology is dedicated to women who have had the courage to say 'yes' to life, whether that means daring to go, or daring to stay. 'When you flirt with another, you are courting; when you flirt with life you are courting danger. I present here an essence of wanderlust and flights of fancy' - Lisa St Aubin de Teran

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 316
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd
Published: 04 Nov 1999

ISBN 10: 1860495346
ISBN 13: 9781860495342

Media Reviews
'You can only applaud de Teran's breadth of definitions and the quest for insights and variety that fuel it ... An intriguing selection' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY 'A vastly entertaining volume, and an invigorating antidote to the roughie-toughie school of men's travel books' SARA WHEELER, DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Inspiring ... you are invited to peek through various keyholes' IMOGEN STUBBS 'The selection is effective and highly unusual' TLS
Author Bio
Lisa St Aubin de Teran was born in south London in 1953. She is a prize-winning author and has published six previous novels; her first, KEEPERS OF THE HOUSE, won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1982. Virago published THE HACIENDA: My Venezuelan Years in 1997.