An Inn Near Kyoto
by Kathleen Coskran (Editor), C.W. Truesdale (Editor)
Travel Writing. Women’s Literature.
AN INN NEAR KYOTO is the third book (following THE HOUSE ON VIA GOMBITO and TANZANIA ON TUESDAY) in a series of women’s travel writing anthologies published by New Rivers Press.
Like the writings in the first two volumes, the over forty pieces in AN INN NEAR KYOTO represent a vast array of perspectives, each of which sheds light on the particular textures of different societies: Water buffalo roam the paths of this village. I follow the sounds of gamelons and find a large orchestra rehearsing with their teacher. Someone beckons me in and I listen for hours to metal clappers and gamelons and loud drumming that rises and falls in waves. I wonder if I am being changed by this music, the strange rhythms, the relentlessness (Judith Azrael, Sketch Book: Indonesia).