Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Top 10 travel books of the 20th century

In 1999 at Salon magazine, Don George named a top ten list of travel books of the 20th century.

One book on the list:
"The Snow Leopard," by Peter Matthiessen.

This profoundly moving work interweaves unforgettably vivid descriptions of a Himalayan climbing expedition with equally unforgettable passages of searing self-analysis and spiritual quest. In its stark humanity and its unvarnished yearning, its soul-open combination of epiphany and despair, fatigue and terror and triumph, "The Snow Leopard" enlightens and enriches on virtually every page. It can change your life, as it did mine.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue