The Juggernaut of Lord Jagganath

It was etymology that drew me there- to Puri, Odisha, to the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagganath. Juggernaut ˈdʒʌɡənɔːt/ noun […]

Hemingway in the Snow

Hemingway’s tracks in the snow are easy to follow. This was the Hemingway of the 20’s. Back from the Great War, Hemingway was still on his way. A reporter based in Paris for the Toronto Star.

What is Your Personal Legend?

This year we are asking people to write about their “Personal Legend.” Each year I think everyone evaluates their life […]

Holden Caulfield in Winter Manhattan

by Jennifer Ciotta, Holden Caulfield generates so much inspirational buzz, he needs no introduction.  This immortal character, star of The […]

A Harry Potter State of Mind in Winter Alaska

by Melissa Mapes The afternoon sun, bright but ephemeral, reflected off the snow, giving the expanse of Cook Inlet and […]

A Brief History Of Edward Gorey’s Creepy Cape Cod

by David Silon Cape Cod has a history going back four hundred years, that is, if you’re not counting the […]

At Shelley’s Grave: The Ineffable Calico Cat at il Cimitero Straniero

So I said, most impractically, to the obliging calico cat with yellow eyes, as we turned to depart the old Protestant Cemetery, that walled oasis of green quietude in the midst of hurried, cacophonous Rome.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula in Whitby

by Bruce Holmes   But, strangest of all, the very instant the shore was touched, an immense dog  sprang up […]

Witches, Gables and ‘Haunted Happenings’: A Visit to Salem

By Amanda Festa With Halloween quickly approaching, here at Literary Traveler, we have really gotten into the spirit of the […]

Literary Halloween – Part I: 5 Costumes with Character

By Jessica Monk Halloween, I confess: I’ve failed you. My costumes have been offbeat, inappropriate, and dangerously conceptual. Being a […]