Jul 14 2010
Naomi Fry: Anxious Vacations
Fire Island Beach by Sanford Robinson Gifford
As we hunch over computers in airless office cubicles, many of us wish we could take a break from our daily routine. But vacationing can be an anxious endeavor in its own right. The following books begin with pleasant holidays, but end up delivering something darker and more complex. Or as the perennially grand-touring Miss Lavish muses while strolling the alleys of Florence in E. M. Forster's A Room with a View: "How delightfully warm! But a wind down the side streets cut like a knife, didn't it?"
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