I do not much like the songs of Edith Piaf, the boulevards of Baron Haussman, the furniture of Louis XIV, the sound of Gertrude Stein, the vainglory of Napoleon or the conceit of Charles de Gaulle. I distrust, at one level, people who turn ideas into movements; at another, ideas themselves too pressingly articulated.
-- Locations by Jan Morris.
This is Morris explaining the "insular prejudices" that limit her visits to Paris. It is an example of what makes her travel writing so very, very good -- an extraordinary gift of analysis and observation and a willingness to express blunt opinions.
Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.
I'm not so much into travel journals, but I love the writing shown in your teaser. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
I enjoy good travel writing. Thanks for introducing me to Jan Morris.ReplyDelete
My teaser is here:
I can understand that.ReplyDelete
Great teaser. My teaser is here
Nice Teaser. It almost reads like poetry.ReplyDelete
doesn't sound like trusts much of anything.ReplyDelete
mine is here: http://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2011/05/16/teaser-tuesday-tom-sawyer/