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The contemporary Anglophone travel novel : the aesthetics of self-fashioning in the era of globalization

Author: Stephen M Levin
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2008.
Series: Literary criticism and cultural theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the growth in literary travel writing since the 1940s within the context of shifting leisure practices in Britain and the United States, The Contemporary Anglophone Travel Novel provides an insight into the ways that globalization informs mass cultural practices.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen M Levin
ISBN: 9780415955492 0415955491 9780203928561 0203928563
OCLC Number: 174138871
Description: xiv, 185 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface: A Point of Entry --
Ch. 1. Introduction: Adventure Travel, Leisure Practice and Social Critique --
Ch. 2. The Contemporary Crusoe: Obsessionality and Adventure Travel --
Ch. 3. Postmodern Pilgrimages: Conversion and Cross-Cultural Encounter in the Hysterical Travel Narrative --
Ch. 4. The Self in Ruins: Mourning and Melancholia in Contemporary Travel Writing --
Ch. 5. Conclusion: Negation as a Lived Critique of Global Culture.
Series Title: Literary criticism and cultural theory.
Responsibility: Stephen M. Levin.
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Explores the themes of alienation and displacement in a genre of post-World War II novels that portrays the pursuit of an authentic travel experience in a culturally unfamiliar place. This book  Read more...

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"well-grounded, systematically organized, and intriguingly new conceptualizations of postmodern subjectivity and the adventure travel genre with wide interdisciplinary appeal." -- Modern Fiction Read more...

 
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