Journeys from Words: One Literary Traveler Reflects

By Andrew Scott

A good imagination can be swifter and safer than any known means of transport today. Pleasant platitude as it is. It can jettison you to a limitless expanse of foreign lands, exotic beasts and adventure which lay just beyond your synapses and round the corner. After puberty, and all the tumultuous trimmings that go with it, the ability to invent such places is lost to the majority of us. Vivid pictures of animals we can’t name and outlined borders to spaces we can’t control erupt from our hearts but fall just short of the brain and tongue. Here, books graciously take the man...

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