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Travel Books / Books for Traveling [Part 2: Kyle Von Hoetzendorff]

 

Kyle Von Hoetzendorff is not only blessed with a name that rolls off your tongue as sweetly as a German snack cake, he has the most generous and admirable habit of recommending and lending great books, a penchant for finding whatever adventure is going down, and is always adequately armed with his razor sharp wit. One of our favorite dudes around town in Portland, OR  Mr. Von Hoetzendorff is a freelance writer and an editor for Yonder Journal. He recommends: 

 

THE WAY OF THE WORLD by NICHOLAS BOUVIER 

In a small, slow Fiat, [Bouvier] and his friend Thierry Vernet - whose stark illustrations are reproduced in the handsome Eland edition - travelled across Europe and Asia over nineteen unforgettable months, pausing in Belgrade, Istanbul, Tabriz and Quetta to paint, write and wait tables... Ten years in the writing, The Way of the World is a masterpiece which elevates the mundane to the memorable.              
 - Roy McLean, The Guardian

 

 

“Time passed in brewing tea, the odd remark, cigarettes, then dawn came up. The widening light caught the plumage of quails and partridges...and quickly I dropped this wonderful moment to the bottom of my memory, like a sheet-anchor that one day I could draw up again.You stretch, pace to and fro feeling weightless, and the word 'happiness' seems too thin and limited to describe what has happened." - Nicholas Bouvier 

 

 *A RECENT TRAVEL PHOTO FROM KYLE 

 Portrait and travel photo via Yonder Journal

 

The Way of the World is available via Book PeoplePowell's.

Travel Books/ Books for Traveling:  Part 1 HERE

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