Travels With Charley
In Search of AmericaBook - 1986
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multcolib_alisonk Jun 22, 2015
Steinbeck's portrait of America at a time of great change, drawn from his travels across the country with his French poodle, Charley.
multcolib_Government Aug 10, 2014
In 1962 when "searching for America" was not yet the cliche it has since become, Steinbeck hit the highways with his French poodle, Charley. In a custom-built camper he named Rosinante after Don Quixote's steed, the two traveled the country--10,000 miles and 34 states. Their varied expe... Read More »
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I saw in their eyes something I was to see over and over in every part of the nation- a burning desire to go, to move, to get under way, anyplace, away from any Here. They spoke quietly of how they wanted to go someday, to move about, free and unanchored, not toward something but away from something. I saw this look and heard this yearning everywhere in every states I visited. Nearly every American hungers to move.
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