Welcome to Littourati
In each post, a link to a Google Map will be provided so that readers may see the route laid out in front of them.
It is a hope that such a site will pique readers' interests not only in the literature, but in the places described and perhaps their own reflections. Perhaps some enterprising readers will choose to visit or retrace the routes laid out! If so, maybe this blog will be helpful.
Now, a disclaimer. All of this grew out of an experiment in learning how to customize Google Maps. As the learning process continues, there are a few caveats in order. The code is Google Maps API Version 1. As soon as Version 2 is learned, the maps will be converted over. The Google Map works best in Firefox 1.5 or above, and Internet Explorer 6.0 and above. IThe map will not work across all browsers yet, and does not seem to work as expected in Safari. Also, only one or two points will be offered at a time per post. That means it will take a while to work through a book.
However, keep in mind that journeys are best traveled slowly, with the traveler taking some time to learn about the places and process his or her feelings about them. The journey will eventually end, so don't be too hasty to get to the conclusion!
Please enjoy, and happy traveling! Please post comments, reflections, anything you like on the authors, books, or places. And if you have any suggestions for reading material that might be reviewed by the Littourati, please don't hesitate to recommend a book! It may well end up being toured!