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Big Trips: More Good Gay Travel Writing

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A book by Raphael Kadushin

There are weekend vacations, quick getaways, and overnight jaunts. But in this border-hopping anthology of travel memoir and fiction, every trip is a big one, as an advance guard of adventurous writers both seasoned names and fresh voices scatter across … see full wiki

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Author: Raphael Kadushin
Genre: Travel, Gay & Lesbian
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
1 review about Big Trips: More Good Gay Travel Writing

Getting Away

  • Nov 7, 2008
Kadushin, Raphael, editor. "Big Trips: More Good Gay Travel Writing", University of Wisconsin Press, 2008.

Getting Away

Amos Lassen

I first read Raphael Kadushin's writing in "Wonderlands: Good Gay Travel Writing" and was amazed at the collection. Now he follows that book up with "Big Trips: More Good Gay Travel Writing" and it is just as amazing as the first book. Kadushin brings together some of the A-list gay authors including Edmund White, Trebor Healey, Dale Peck and Brian Bouldrey.
The book rests somewhere between memoir and travel fiction and each selection is a gem. The selections are straight forward and fascinating to read and are very different from each other. There is a great deal of literary talent in this volume and the places written about range from Corfu to Italy to Britain to America. Yet they all have one thing in common--a new kind of travel writing and a sense of love.
We see traveling as a collection of impressions that endure and when the thoughts are recorded, it is possible to revisit places when we want to---and if we can't go we can read someone else's impressions.

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