Travel Writing

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Travel Writing

Travel Writing An increasingly popular genre addressing issues of empire colonialism post colonialism globalization gender and politics travel writing offers the reader a movement between the familiar and the un

  • Title: Travel Writing
  • Author: Carl Thompson
  • ISBN: 9780415444644
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An increasingly popular genre addressing issues of empire, colonialism, post colonialism, globalization, gender and politics travel writing offers the reader a movement between the familiar and the unknown.In this volume, Carl Thompsonintroduces the genre, outlining competing definitions and key debates provides a broad historical survey from the medieval period to theAn increasingly popular genre addressing issues of empire, colonialism, post colonialism, globalization, gender and politics travel writing offers the reader a movement between the familiar and the unknown.In this volume, Carl Thompsonintroduces the genre, outlining competing definitions and key debates provides a broad historical survey from the medieval period to the present day explores the autobiographical dimensions of the form looks at both men and women s travel writing, surveying a range of canonical and marginal works, drawn from both the colonial and postcolonial erasutilises both British and American travelogues to consider the genre s role in shaping the history of both nations.Concise and practical, Travel Writing is the ideal introduction for those new to the subject, as well as a crucial overview of current debates in the field.

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    1. Alasdair Pettinger on said:

      The tone is genial and Carl Thompson balances opposing viewpoints judiciously. And, where appropriate, examples are provided through close readings of short extracts from a small group of diverse (if mostly Anglophone) authors: William Dampier, Walter Ralegh, Laurence Sterne, Maria Graham, John Ross, Henry Morton Stanley, Graham Greene, W G Sebald, Peter Biddlecombe, Bill Bryson, and others.Thompson is especially good on what he calls (borrowing from Stephen Shapin) 'epistemological decorum': ho [...]

    2. Guy Choate on said:

      Too academic for my tastes, but it does span a lot of travel writing history. While at parts it made my brain hurt, it also made me want to look up a lot of the works Thompson mentions.

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