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Getting From Here To There, The Retro Way

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Getting From Here To There, The Retro Way

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Commentator Andrei Codrescu discovers an old travel book. He thinks there might be a market for imaginary travel based on books such as this, that delight in great writing and topics not followed much today.

MICHELE NORRIS, Host:

Now, a new twist on an old cliche: You can't get there from here. Well, now you can, thanks to commentator Andrei Codrescu.

ANDREI CODRESCU: The free books app on my iPhone makes available, thanks to the Guttenberg Project, books published before 1923 - out of copyright now.

NORRIS: You can retro travel to Spain with William Dean Howells, to Morocco with William Bingley, or to Syria with John Lewis Burckhardt. And come to think of it, I'm founding the Retro Tourism Agency. You go, I get 10 percent.

NORRIS: Andrei Codrescu edits Exquisite Corpse, a literary journal online at corpse.org.

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