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Wanderers : a history of women walking

Andrews, Kerri2020
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"This is a book about ten women who, over the past three hundred years have found walking essential to their sense of themselves, as people and as writers. In a series of intimate, incisive portraits, Wanderers traces their footsteps, from eighteenth-century parson's daughter Elizabeth Carter--who desired nothing more than to be taken for a vagabond in the wilds of southern England--to modern walker-writers such as Nan Shepherd and Cheryl Strayed. For each, walking was integral, whether it was rambling for miles across the Highlands, like Sarah Stoddart Hazlitt, or pacing novels into being, as Virginia Woolf did around Bloomsbury. Offering a beguiling, alternative view of the history of walking, Wanderers guides us through the different ways of seeing--of being--articulated by these ten pathfinding women."--Book jacket.
Main title:
Wanderers : a history of women walking / Kerri Andrews ; foreword by Kathleen Jamie.
Author:
Andrews, Kerri, authorJamie, Kathleen, 1962-, author of foreword
Imprint:
London : Reaktion Books, 2020.©2020
Collation:
303 pages ; 23 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-288) and index.
Contents:
Foreword -- Setting off -- Elizabeth Carter -- Dorothy Wordsworth -- Ellen Weeton -- Sarah Stoddart Hazlitt -- Harriet Martineau -- Virginia Woolf -- Nan Shepherd -- Anais Nin -- Cheryl Strayed -- Linda Cracknell and a female tradition -- Coda -- Appendix -- References -- Further reading -- Acknowledgements -- Index.
ISBN:
97817891434239781789143423
Dewey class:
820.99287820.9
Language:
English
BRN:
383949
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryLanguages and Literature820.9 ANDAvailable
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