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Way Makers

An Anthology of Women's Writing About Walking

Kerri Andrews

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English
Reaktion Books
01 November 2023
The follow-up to the bestselling Wanderers, Kerri Andrews' Way Makers is the first anthology of women's writing about walking. Moving from the eighteenth century to the present day, and across poetry, letters, diaries, novels and more, this anthology traces a long tradition of women's walking literature. Walking is, for the women included in this anthology, a source of creativity and comfort; it is a means of expressing grief, longing and desire. It is also a complicated activity: it represents freedom but is also sometimes tinged with danger and fear. What cannot be denied any longer is that walking was, and continues to be, an activity full of physical and emotional significance for women: this anthology is testament to the rich literary heritage created by generations of women walker-writers over the centuries.

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Imprint:   Reaktion Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 138mm, 
ISBN:   9781789147872
ISBN 10:   1789147875
Pages:   336
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kerri Andrews is Reader in Women's Literature and Textual Editing at Edge Hill University. She is the author of Wanderers: A History of Women Walking, and has written for The Guardian, Trail magazine and others. She lives in Peebles, Scotland.

Reviews for Way Makers: An Anthology of Women's Writing About Walking

"""'This anthology is a start. May it not be the end, ' Andrews writes, before tracing the long literary heritage of Gwen John, Virginia Woolf, Cheryl Strayed, Camille T. Dungy and others across countries, genres and centuries.""-- ""Globe and Mail"" ""A lovely book to dip into and out of, it collects work from women who have written about walking, from the 1700s through to today. Think poetry, journals, fiction, from Mary Wollstonecraft, Virginia Woolf, Mary Shelley to Cheryl Strayed and Sarah Moss.""-- ""Toronto Star"" ""From the eighteenth century to the present day, and taking in poetry, letters, diaries, novels and more, this anthology traces the long tradition of women writing about walking. Among the many writers included are Mary Wollstonecraft, Jane Austen, Raynor Winn, Cheryl Strayed, Sarah Moss and Polly Atkin.""-- ""Bookseller"" ""Way Makers is a scintillating and exciting collection of women's voices.""--Katharine Norbury, author of ""The Fish Ladder"" ""Lays claim to being 'the first anthology of women's writing about walking.' . . . Andrews's groundbreaking Way Makers--stretching to around 300 pages with more than 70 entries spanning the centuries--is, she says, 'a small sample' of female words on walking. In its introduction she concludes: 'This anthology is a start. May it not be the end.'""-- ""Sunday Post, Scotland"""


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