The Best Travel Writing from the New York Times
A non fiction book by Rachel Billington and Michael Mewshaw
An extraordinarily diverse group of writers, from eminent authors and scholars to reporters and critics of the New York Times, come together in this lavishly illustrated volume to create a group portrait of Spain in all its remarkable diversity. No single writer could encompass the range of experience and sensibility represented by this outstanding group, which includes Hugh Thomas, the eminent historian of Spain, who introduces the volume; imaginative writers V.S. Pritchett, Anthony Burgess, Frederic Raphael, and Barbara Kingsolver; and Times reporters and critics Alan Riding, Frank Prial (wine), and Herbert Muschamp (architecture). The perfect gift for every lover of Spain, and anyone contemplating a vacation there, this volume offers highly personal, intimate views of sophisticated travelers' experiences of every corner of the country as well as a series of recent articles that highlight Spanish food, wines, and cultural developments. A concluding chapter offers advice on what to see, where to eat, and where to stay. No other book brings the diversity and richness of experiencing Spain to life with such authority and verve as Spain: A Century of Travel Writing from the New York Times.
Used availability for Rachel Billington's Spain
February 2001 : USA Hardback