Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Top ten walks in books

Duncan Minshull is the editor of While Wandering: A Walking Companion.

One of his top ten walks in books, as shared at the Guardian:
Spandau: The Secret Diaries by Albert Speer

While incarcerated, Hitler’s architect described how he succeeded in walking around much of the world, from Europe to Asia, though not by way of China. China, a communist state, had to be avoided. How did he do this? Well, he left his cell for a small prison garden and imagined that every step he took there stood for so many hundreds of miles. It was an exercise of will and an antidote against “endless boredom”. You could say that writing about it made Speer an early psychogeographer.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue