Try to get lost : essays on travel and place / Joan Frank.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Through the author's travels in Europe and the United States, Try to Get Lost explores the quest for place that compels and defines us: the things we carry, how politics infuse geography, media's depictions of an idea of home, the ancient and modern reverberations of the word "hotel," and the ceaseless discovery generated by encounters with self and others on familiar and foreign ground. Frank posits that in fact time itself may be our ultimate, inhabited place-the "vastest real estate we know," with a "stunningly short" lease"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      Prologue. The where of it -- Shake me up, Judy -- Cake-frosting country -- Cake-frosting coda: the astonishment index -- In case of Firenze -- A bag of one's own -- Cave of the iron door -- Red state, blue state: a short, biased lament -- Today I will fly -- Little traffic light men -- Place as answer: HGTV -- Rules for the well-intended -- Think of England -- Location sluts -- The room where it happens -- Lundi matin -- Coda: I see a long journey.
    • Other Titles:
      Essays. Selections
    • ISBN:
      9780826361370
      0826361374
    • Accession Number:
      2019032101
    • Accession Number:
      on1124986414
      1124986414
    • Accession Number:
      fay.700048
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      FRANK, J. Try to get lost : essays on travel and place. [s. l.]: University of New Mexico Press, 2020. ISBN 9780826361370. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.700048. Acesso em: 26 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Frank J. Try to Get Lost : Essays on Travel and Place. University of New Mexico Press; 2020. Accessed October 26, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.700048
    • APA:
      Frank, J. (2020). Try to get lost : essays on travel and place. University of New Mexico Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Frank, Joan. 2020. Try to Get Lost : Essays on Travel and Place. River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize. University of New Mexico Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.700048.
    • Harvard:
      Frank, J. (2020) Try to get lost : essays on travel and place. University of New Mexico Press (River teeth literary nonfiction prize). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.700048 (Accessed: 26 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Frank, J 2020, Try to get lost : essays on travel and place, River teeth literary nonfiction prize, University of New Mexico Press, viewed 26 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Frank, Joan. Try to Get Lost : Essays on Travel and Place. University of New Mexico Press, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.700048.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Frank, Joan. Try to Get Lost : Essays on Travel and Place. River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize. University of New Mexico Press, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.700048.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Frank J. Try to get lost : essays on travel and place [Internet]. University of New Mexico Press; 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 26]. (River teeth literary nonfiction prize). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.700048

Reviews

PW Reviews 2019 November #2

"Place is identity, style, faith, cosmology" notes fiction writer Frank (All the News I Need) in this collection of 16 scintillating essays on travels that map psychological interiors as much as they do geographic landscapes. "Cake-Frosting Country" is a delightful memoir of Frank's many sojourns in France, and the episodic "In Case of Firenze" tracks the highlights and disappointments of an extended stay in Florence. Frank universalizes her experiences as a traveler in essays such as "Shake Me Up, Judy," about the anxieties travelers must overcome to make a trip, but she also reminds the reader that every trip is personal in the book's most poignant selections: "Cave of the Iron Door," about her return to her childhood home in Arizona, where her mother committed suicide, and "Little Traffic Light Men," in which a trivial mishap during a visit to Germany triggers a devastating memory of the death of her sister. Frank's rich, imagery-driven prose lends immediacy to her observations. This is a perfect book for readers to take on their travels, even if they're only going as far as the armchair. (Feb.)

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