When she joins a pair of hitchhikers on a trip to California, a young Midwestern woman embarks on a journey about memory and knowledge, beauty and realization. This true story, set in 1971, recounts a fateful, nine-day trip into the American counterculture that begins on a whim and quickly becomes a mission to unravel a tragic mystery. The narrator's path leads her to BerkWhen she joins a pair of hitchhikers on a trip to California, a young Midwestern woman embarks on a journey about memory and knowledge, beauty and realization. This true story, set in 1971, recounts a fateful, nine-day trip into the American counterculture that begins on a whim and quickly becomes a mission to unravel a tragic mystery. The narrator's path leads her to Berkeley, San Francisco, Mill Valley, Big Sur, and finally to an abandoned resort motel, now become a down-on-its-luck commune in the desert of southern Colorado. Neither a memoir about private misery, nor a shocking expose of life in a turbulent era, The Glimpse Traveler describes with wry humor and deep feeling what it was like to witness a peculiar and impossibly rich time....
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The Glimpse Traveler Reviews
Marianne Boruch never takes me anywhere I don’t want to go. In her poems, I’m willing to follow her to a Luxor bathhouse or to a lunch at Berghoff’s with her mother, and, in The Glimpse Traveler, Boruch’s first memoir, I follow her on a road trip to California with a young woman named Frances, who is searching for people who knew her husband, Ned, and with Woody, who had once been involved with a friend of our narrator’s (who leaves the narrative halfway through, on his way to Oregon). This is the early 1970’s, after Woodstock and the Summer of Love, and we meet young men and women who still live in the mind frame of that time, though it is slowly moving forward, into a new decade.Read the rest of the review: http://uponwakingup.blogspot.com/2011...
Miss the '60s? Read this book to experience it, again or for the first time. Boruch writes vividly about a hitchhiking trip from Illinois to California that manages to touch on all the mind-expanding happenings of that age, from hippies to communes to Esalen, cramming a decade into Spring Break. I enjoyed this memoir a lot.
This memoir was based on a hitchhiking trip two acquaintances undertook to learn more about the death of one of their husbands --all in all a pleasant surprise to read and an entertaining look at some of the counter-culture in the west during the early 70s.
This was a little confusing and garbled at times, but interesting all the same.Also, is this a memoir, or no?
The Glimpse Traveler is a poet's memoir: lyrical and spare, keenly poignant, taut and atmospheric. Really enjoyed the through line of this book, as well as the tension that builds from a (now impossible) loaded situation and remains just that. Lovely.