MacFarlane, Robert “The Old Ways” (Viking 2012)

There are two intertwined histories of modern wayfaring. One involves the willful wanderer, the Borrovian or Whitmanesque walker, out for the romance of the way. The other–a shadow history, darker and harder to see–involves the tramps, the hobos the vagrants, the dispossessed, the fugitives, the harmed and the jobless, bodging life together as they ‘padded’… Read More MacFarlane, Robert “The Old Ways” (Viking 2012)