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Travel writing : the self and the world

Author: Casey Blanton
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Genres in context.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Routledge pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Blanton follows the development of travel writing from classical times to the present, focusing in particular on Anglo-American travel writing since the eighteenth century. He identifies significant theoretical and critical contributions to the field, and also examines key texts by James Boswell, Mary Kingsley, Graham Greene, Peter Mathiessen, V.S. Naipaul, and Bruce Chatwin.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Blanton, Casey.
Travel writing.
New York : Routledge, 2002
(DLC) 2002026719
(OCoLC)50096836
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Casey Blanton
ISBN: 9780203819784 0203819780
OCLC Number: 856929551
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 148 pages).
Contents: TRAVEL WRITTINGTHE SELF AND THE WORLD ; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Chronology; Chapter 1Narrating Self and Other: A Historical Overview; Chapter 2"Vain Travelers": James Boswell and the Grand Tour; Chapter 3 Victorian Women Travelers: Mary Kingsley; Chapter 4The Modern Psychological Journey: Graham Greene; Chapter 5 Nature-Travel Writing: Peter Matthiessen; Chapter 6"Splenetic Travelers": V.S. Naipaul; Chapter 7"Lying Travelers": Bruce Chatwin; Chapter 8Envoi: Writings of Place and the Poetics of Displacement in the Works of Paul Theroux and Roland Barthes; Notes and References. Bibliographic EssayRecommended Titles; Index.
Series Title: Genres in context.
Responsibility: Casey Blanton.
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Abstract:

Blanton follows the development of travel writing from classical times to the present, focusing in particular on Anglo-American travel writing since the eighteenth century. He identifies significant theoretical and critical contributions to the field, and also examines key texts by James Boswell, Mary Kingsley, Graham Greene, Peter Mathiessen, V.S. Naipaul, and Bruce Chatwin.

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