Travels Real and Imaginary
ISBN10: 1571312455 ISBN13: 9781571312457 Publisher: Milkweed Editions Published: Oct 1 2000 Pages: 346 Weight: 1.50lbs. Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.50" Language: English
Bill Holm, often called "the bard of the Midwest", takes readers on an excursion to islands both real and symbolic. He journeys to five physical islands: Iceland, Madagascar, Molokai, Isla Mujeres, and Mallard Island. And he travels to conceptual islands, including the Necessary Island of the Imagination, the whimsical Piano Island (located in a man-made lake under the atrium of an upscale hotel in the far interior of China), and the acute isolation of the Island of Pain. Writing with the mind-set of a 19th-century traveler for whom the journey is as important as the destination, Holm appeals to the traveler and the philosopher in everyone.