1978. In un anno di speranze distrutte un ex insegnante di inglese del Missouri decide di mollare tutto per tirarsi fuori dalla solita vita. Il giorno dell'equinozio di primavera sale a bordo del suo sgangherato furgoncino e inizia un viaggio dentro l'America e dentro se stesso. Seguendo un itinerario circolare, da Columbia a Columbia, sulle strade secondarie degli Stati Uniti, quelle che un tempo le vecchie cartine segnavano in blu, attraversa le Caroline, il Texas meridionale, lo stato di Washington, il Montana e il New England. E riscopre infine un'America diversa, sconosciuta, come gli indimenticabili personaggi che popolano questo libro singolare. Un romanzo di incontri, ricerche, inaspettate svolte.
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What a huge disappointment. I am predisposed to enjoy this kind of book. I love to travel and to take the roads less traveled. I've been to many places in America and I throughly enjoy exploring everywhere I haven't yet been. Back in High School, I would read Michael Crichton's Travels, some parts m Leggi tutto
I feel awfully guilty not taking the time to give back to this book what it gave to me; its carefully shaped and caressed words of observation and wisdom. It deserves much more, but, like Heat-Moon, I am on my own journey right now, writing my own inner book. In it, he sets out in a spartan van name Leggi tutto
This is supposedly a travel classic,though I was left scratching my head,as to how it qualified for such an exalted status.The most interesting thing about it is the name of the author,William Least Heat Moon. It is about a trip through the backwater American landscapes and the people who inhabit the Leggi tutto
I started this book about a month ago and tried to fit it into a hectic schedule. This weekend I decided to give it a serious go and see where it would end up. The author decided to do a circle route of America when his life was destined to fall apart. He lost his job and his marriage was in trouble. Leggi tutto
Even though written almost forty years ago now this is still an awe-inspiring travelogue. We are taken through the backroads of rural Americana as the author travels in his small van going through towns with odd names. He chats up a wide range of folks – a poor wandering Bible thumper, a barber, a r Leggi tutto
FRANKFORT is a tale of two cities. Once the citizens called it Frank’s Ford after Stephen Frank, a pioneer killed by Indians in 1780 near a shallow crossing in the Kentucky River..... A traveler coming from the west sees no hint of the town because the highway abruptly angles down a bluff into a dee Leggi tutto
the classic hippie travel tale of a shrinking rural america, far from feeling dated blue highways seems to become more and more relevant with each passing generation. heat-moon (a professor at my college, the university of missouri, in the '80s when i was a student) traveled the country in the 1970s Leggi tutto
1978: perso il lavoro e lasciato dalla moglie, il professore William Least Heat-Moon (con ascendenze pellerossa), mosso dalla disperazione e sostenuto dalla curiosità, riadatta un vecchio furgone, lo chiama “Ghost Dancing” e con esso intraprende un viaggio sulle strade provinciali secondarie, le str Leggi tutto
Ralph Waldo Emerson advised that one should not go where the path may lead but instead should go where there is no path and leave a trail . The erstwhile Bill Trogdon, who transformed himself into William Least Heat-Moon in observation of his Native-American heritage did just that in his book, Blue H Leggi tutto
This book is a master piece about a drive accrossed the country of America and the conversations of the folks he meets along the way. The author really delves into the soul of the land and people in this book. I highly recommend it.
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