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The Traveller : Observations from an American in Exile - Michael Katakis

The Traveller

Observations from an American in Exile

By: Michael Katakis, Michael Palin (Foreword by)


Published: 4th August 2009
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Traveller is a collection of letters, journal entries and photographs that combine the immediacy of experience with reflections on the author’s own past. The entries in this volume are personal, like letters from a friend you accompany through the medina in Fez or into the hills of Gallipoli, who introduces you to the people he meets along the way. For anyone curious about the world, Traveller is sure to delight and inspire thought about the complex world around us.

Read Caroline Baum's Review

I love a slim volume that feels substantial.

This collection is a gem. A quiet, understated, un-flashy series of notes, observations, sketches of places which do not hinge on the author's personality. In fact, the author here is so self-effacing as to almost disappear. He visits places popular and remote, peaceful and war ravaged, talks to strangers, goes to a concert, visits monuments and homes, always listening carefully. Gentle, thoughtful, refined impressions free of clichés and assumptions.

About the Author

Michael Katakis has authored a number of books including, Despatches, The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial and, as editor, Sacred Trusts: Essays on Stewardship and Responsibility and Excavating Voices: Listening to Photographs of Native Americans. In 1999, Michael was elected 'Fellow' of the Royal Geographical Society and in 2001 his, and Dr. Kris Hardin's exhibition, A Time and Place Before War, opened at the Geographical Society in London.

ISBN: 9781439175705
ISBN-10: 1439175705
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 4th August 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 13.3  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.25