Anywhere Out of the World : Essays on Travel, Writing, Death
Nicholas DelbancoISBN: 0231133847; 9780231133845;
Book Description Nicholas Delbanco weaves varied reflections to reveal a singular understanding of the relationships among literature, the past, and the world around us. He goes beyond commonplace travelogues, examining our desire to travel and to write and read about distant lands. Delbanco's reflections on literature look to past writers and literary traditions as a way of enriching the present. He also remembers his friendships with two colorful departed figures, John Gardner and James Baldwin.