Travel Notes

Travel Notes Originally published in TRAVEL NOTES is a hallucinogenic dream journey thru the incomparable mind that subsequently brought us Log of the S S the Mrs Unguentine then dropped off the grid to bec

  • Title: Travel Notes
  • Author: Stanley Crawford
  • ISBN: 9781940853024
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback
  • Originally published in 1967, TRAVEL NOTES is a hallucinogenic dream journey thru the incomparable mind that subsequently brought us Log of the S.S the Mrs Unguentine, then dropped off the grid to become a garlic farmer in New Mexico TRAVEL NOTES could indeed read like Stanley Crawford s private travelogue, yet no real world places or people are explicitly mentioned InOriginally published in 1967, TRAVEL NOTES is a hallucinogenic dream journey thru the incomparable mind that subsequently brought us Log of the S.S the Mrs Unguentine, then dropped off the grid to become a garlic farmer in New Mexico TRAVEL NOTES could indeed read like Stanley Crawford s private travelogue, yet no real world places or people are explicitly mentioned Instead we re taken on a rompish tromp thru wild and often absurd landscapes in a bus that gets dismantled reassembled to get around a broken down car, in a biplane that only flies in the mind of the naked pilot, or on the back of a white elephant named Unable with untranslatable obscenities tattooed to his underbelly the traveller ever self aware of the nagging fragility of routine customs, ever on the verge of having the magic carpet pulled out from beneath your feet if you stop to think This mind jarring comedy of errors shares campy common ground with Brautigan in its carefree wackiness, with Robbe Grillet in its disciplined lunacy and obsessive compulsive attention to detail, with M rquez in its magical realism though Crawford, in exile on Crete, was at the time unaware of One Hundred Years of Solitude, published in the same year and with a healthy dose of subversive angst thrown in for good measure By the end, TRAVEL NOTES becomes a boot strapping map to your own brain, projecting psychotherapeutic color on the otherwise gray matter of real world events.

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    About “Stanley Crawford”

    1. Stanley Crawford

      Crawford is the author of Gascoyne, Petroleum Man, Log of the S.S The Mrs Unguentine, A Garlic Testament Seasons on a Small New Mexico Farm, Mayordomo Chronicle of an Acequia in Northern New Mexico, The River in Winter, and Some Instructions to My Wife Concerning the Upkeep of the House and Marriage and to my Son and Daughter Concerning the Conduct of their Childhood He lives in new Mexico with his wife, RoseMary, where they own and run a garlic farm.

    647 thoughts on “Travel Notes”

    1. full-stop/2014/04/03/rTravel Notes (From here — to there) – Stanley Crawfordby Michael Jauchen[Calamari; 2014]Most people, Stanley Crawford included, would say that 1972’s Log of the S.S. the Mrs. Unguentine is Stanley Crawford’s best book. A surreal novella about a gigantic barge wandering the ocean and the unraveling marriage of the couple who pilot it, Unguentine is stylistically revelatory, funny, inventive, and sad, a novel that reorients us in the best ways to what fiction, and the [...]


    2. I was really excited for this, but it just reads like an unfunny, lesser Pynchon. I read a review that called it juvenalia, which I think is accurate. I wanted to like this, but I did not. A shame. But I still have hope for his other books though, like Log of the SS. Urgentine.


    3. wow, i'm the first one to rate this book?! amazing read, i go on about it at length here:5cense/10/travel_notesm




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