>On the Road

>There’s an interesting article (“The Traveling Library”) in GQ this month, one that almost, but not quite, made me regret letting my subscription lapse (again).

“When you’re on the road, devouring Paris or roaming through Barcelona, searching for the spirit of a place, you don’t need a guidebook. You need that one novel or memoir that captures what you’ve come looking for.” Yes.

Their examples–
Greece: The Colossus of Maroussi by Henry Miller
Tokyo: South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Murakami
Barcelona: Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
London: England’s Dreaming by Jon Savage
Montreal: The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler
Mexico City: Burnt Water by Carlos Fuetes
Paris: Between Meals by A.J. Liebling
Venice: The World of Venice by Jan Morris

How about you? Can you suggest some great books to read “on the road” and the corresponding city?

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