Rare Books: Travel

30 Oct

Skirt: Friends of Couture

Shoes: Lotta from Stockholm

Reading: Labels: travel in Europe, A Rare Books Exhibition, Curated by Richard Overell

Presupposition, prejudices and plagiarism, these travel accounts have it all.  I am intrigued by Truman Capote’s account of his visit to Leningrad, The Muses are Heard, (Heinemann, 1957). I’m going to go down to the library and read it.  One day.

If you are in the neighbourhood, drop into the Sir Louis Matheson library, Clayton and visit the exhibition, on until 28 February 2013. Otherwise:

visit the virtual exhibition here


2 Responses to “Rare Books: Travel”

  1. keith donovan October 30, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    Oh to be in England now that …….
    Can you complete the quotation?
    Is this blog more about Clothes than travel?
    No 89 in the virtual library mentions Manning Clark going to Russia with a man called Judah Waten. He was a communist and lived somewhere near Box hill High School, where I was teaching. We were studying his novel “The Alien Sun.” I rang him up and invited him to address the four Year 12 classes. He came and was a very shy man. It was good for the students to meet a real live author.

    • Aspirant Librarian October 30, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

      April’s there…. “Home-Thoughts, From Abroad”, Robert Browning, had to look it up. Or an alternative:
      Hawkeye: Oh, to be in England, now that war is here. (M*A*S*H)

      Definitely clothes!

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