Literature often describes places we are curious about, regardless of whether we know them or not. This blog maps the journeys laid out in selected books and offers reflections corresponding to the various stops. Happy traveling!

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

On the Road: The Mississippi and Davenport

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On the Road: Davenport, Iowa


Blogger typingelbow said...

I've only seen her in four places that I can remember... New Orleans, Memphis, near Vicksburg and St. Louis.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Genevieve said...

To understand Huckleberry Finn, you have to realize that the River is a character in the book.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Michael L. Hess said...

This is very true!

2:00 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

I crossed the big Mississippi in Rock Island also, like Sal, though circa 1983. It still looked the same to me as how Kerouac described it.

I was on the beginning leg of my first cross country journey after high school. I remember when crossing it thinking "I'm now in the West". Of course it was actually the Midwest, but for this eastern born and bred boy, West was close enough.

I felt the same giddiness that Sal felt when he realized he was almost in Denver.

8:08 AM  

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