Curious Journeys and Quixotic Quests Beyond The Youth of Old Age
About the Book
TRAVELLING BACKWARD: CURIOUS JOURNEYS AND QUIXOTIC QUESTS BEYOND THE YOUTH OF OLD AGE is an expanded edition (478 pages, in color, 'coffee-table-style') of an earlier book by the author. It's a philosophic romp beyond the youth of old age with a Don Quixote and Zorba-the-Greek inspired journalist who believes that life is about taking in, turning over, and giving back. Using essays, aphorisms, and time tested poetry — in concert with photo-impressions of romantic locales around the globe — she shares some life-affirming wisdom — from Socrates to Existentialism and beyond — gleaned during a lifetime of questing. Spirited, and occasionally poignant, the book encompasses the author's struggle for a satisfying concept of God and her journey to recover — and live out — idyllic images that first touched her heart. By example, she challenges readers to transform their own lives and dare to see the world through the eyes of the playful, up-front child they once were.
About the Author
ELAYNE WAREING FITZPATRICK (BA English, MS Philosophy) was a city desk reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune; promotion director of KUED, Utah’s public television station; and an associate professor at the University of Utah before relocating in California in 1974 to teach Philosophy and Humanities at Monterey Peninsula College on California’s Big Sur-Monterey coast. She is also a freelance journalist who, after raising a family, began travelling to -- and writing about -- some of the world’s most charming places unspoiled by industrial development. Other books by the author include: A Quixotic Companionship: Fanny and Robert Louis Stevenson; Robert Louis Stevenson’s Ethics for Rascals; Doing It with the Cosmos: Henry Miller’s Big Sur Struggle for Love Beyond Sex; Shepherds of Pan on the Big Sur- Monterey Coast; Nature Wisdom: Mystical Writers of the Big Sur-Monterey Coast, a revision and expansion of Shepherds of Pan in color; and an initial edition of this book in black and white. Her features have appeared in numerous periodicals. Web site: www.capricornbrae.com