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The Cambridge companion to American travel writing

Author: Alfred Bendixen; Judith Hamera
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature and classics.; Cambridge collections online.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Travel writing has always been intimately linked with the construction of American identity. These essays trace the journeys taken by writers from the pre-revolutionary period right up to the present. They examine a range of responses to the problems posed by landscapes found both at home and abroad.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Bendixen; Judith Hamera
ISBN: 9781139002318 1139002317
OCLC Number: 471939589
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 288 pages) : digital, PDF.
Contents: Introduction : New worlds and old lands : the travel book and the construction of American identity / Judith Hamera and Alfred Bendixen --
Beginnings : the origins of American travel writing in the pre-revolutionary period / Philip Gould --
"Property in the horizon" : landscape and American travel writing / William W. Stowe --
New York to Niagara by way of the Hudson and the Erie / Christopher Mulvey --
The Mississippi river as site and symbol / Thomas Ruys Smith --
The Southwest and travel writing / Martin Padget --
American travel books about Europe before the Civil War / Alfred Bendixen --
Americans in Europe : Henry James to the present / William Merrill Decker --
Americans in the Holy Land, Israel, and Palestine / Hilton Obenzinger --
Americans in the larger world : beyond the Pacific coast / Christopher McBride --
South of the border : American travel writing in Latin America / Terry Caesar --
African American travel literature / Virginia Whatley Smith --
American women and travel writing / Susan L. Roberson --
Driving that highway to consciousness : late twentieth-century American travel literature / Deborah Paes de Barros.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature and classics.; Cambridge collections online.
Other Titles: Travel writing
Cambridge companions complete collection.
Responsibility: edited by Alfred Bendixen and Judith Hamera.
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