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The Resource Here, there, elsewhere : stories from the road, William Least Heat-Moon

Here, there, elsewhere : stories from the road, William Least Heat-Moon

Label
Here, there, elsewhere : stories from the road
Title
Here, there, elsewhere
Title remainder
stories from the road
Statement of responsibility
William Least Heat-Moon
Title variation
Stories from the road
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this collection of short writings selected by him from 30 years of magazine articles, the author draws together for the first time his greatest short-form travel writing including his funny and touching adventures in Japan, England, Italy, Mexico, Long Island, Oregon, Arizona, and more. In these pages we find him beside the Sea of Japan, sitting with men whose memories of war are both fresh and ancient; searching for the real Yoknapatawpha County; pondering the disappearance of twenty-seven ancient Mayan scrolls and the broader meaning of extinction; investigating the oddities of Long Island, New York; and recalling the infiltration of Thanksgiving dinner by a possible eyeball belonging to a half-blind Indian. Looking beyond the roads familiar, we encounter him searching for rare books and lost moments on the England-Wales border; conveyed by the Delta Queen down the great Mississippi River; heading beyond Poker Jim Ridge in rural Oregon in search of desert and desertion; exploring prehistoric monuments on the Orkney Islands in Scotland, and everywhere throwing away his compass as all true wanderers should. He even eats a smoked cisco
Summary
Though most famous for his road trips around the U.S., acclaimed travel writer William Least Heat-Moon ranges further in this collection of 30 essays written over the course of 30 years. Visiting Japan, England, Wales, Italy, New Zealand, and other distant locales as well as places closer to home, Heat-Moon once again offers readers thought-provoking observations and lyrical writing. A must-read for his many fans -- and a great introduction for those new to his writing. - Description by Dawn Towery
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10160830
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Heat Moon, William Least
Dewey number
910.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Heat Moon, William Least
  • Voyages and travels
  • Travelers' writings, American
Target audience
adult
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stories from the road
Label
Here, there, elsewhere : stories from the road, William Least Heat-Moon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thitherward -- The here within there -- Dosojin -- Up among the roadside gods -- Second draft -- A glass of handmade -- Putting legs back on a story -- A little tour in Yoknapatawpha County -- A conducer -- Oysters and American union -- Yucatán -- The nose of Chaac -- Beyond cross-purposes -- Crossing Kansas -- All knowledge human and cosmic -- Out east on the North Fork -- A dust ball under the bed -- Of time and a river -- To explain delight -- With a good stick in hand -- The Manichean -- The old land of misfortune -- In the guise of fiction -- The last Thanksgiving of Whispers-to-Hawks -- Approaching the ineffable -- Prairie and plain -- To go solo -- A fallen yew, an oaken pillar, a forgotten birch -- The great miscellaneous -- A residue of history -- Prolegomenon -- Not far out of Tullahoma -- A new order -- Designing a corporate potlatch for the next century -- A trio of postcards -- Just south of Ultima Thule -- Sounded by trumpets silent -- Writing PrairyErth -- The 3,170th county -- The smoked ciscoes of Gitche-Gumee -- The Because-It's-There Association -- A land for the resolutely curious -- Anchovies and olives -- Morning in Manarola -- Something of a firefall -- Wandering Yosemite -- One sweet talker -- Into the antipodes -- A criminal to remain anonymous -- On the Staked Plain -- Assonance from the upper Missouri -- The pencil makers -- Why do it so often (and in so many ways) -- The classic American road trip -- Bipedal kaleidoscopes -- Pictures from the West Country
Control code
903885
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 402 pages
Isbn
9780316110242
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012953180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316110242
  • (OCoLC)793579335
Label
Here, there, elsewhere : stories from the road, William Least Heat-Moon
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thitherward -- The here within there -- Dosojin -- Up among the roadside gods -- Second draft -- A glass of handmade -- Putting legs back on a story -- A little tour in Yoknapatawpha County -- A conducer -- Oysters and American union -- Yucatán -- The nose of Chaac -- Beyond cross-purposes -- Crossing Kansas -- All knowledge human and cosmic -- Out east on the North Fork -- A dust ball under the bed -- Of time and a river -- To explain delight -- With a good stick in hand -- The Manichean -- The old land of misfortune -- In the guise of fiction -- The last Thanksgiving of Whispers-to-Hawks -- Approaching the ineffable -- Prairie and plain -- To go solo -- A fallen yew, an oaken pillar, a forgotten birch -- The great miscellaneous -- A residue of history -- Prolegomenon -- Not far out of Tullahoma -- A new order -- Designing a corporate potlatch for the next century -- A trio of postcards -- Just south of Ultima Thule -- Sounded by trumpets silent -- Writing PrairyErth -- The 3,170th county -- The smoked ciscoes of Gitche-Gumee -- The Because-It's-There Association -- A land for the resolutely curious -- Anchovies and olives -- Morning in Manarola -- Something of a firefall -- Wandering Yosemite -- One sweet talker -- Into the antipodes -- A criminal to remain anonymous -- On the Staked Plain -- Assonance from the upper Missouri -- The pencil makers -- Why do it so often (and in so many ways) -- The classic American road trip -- Bipedal kaleidoscopes -- Pictures from the West Country
Control code
903885
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 402 pages
Isbn
9780316110242
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012953180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316110242
  • (OCoLC)793579335

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