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The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing is a broad, specially commissioned introduction to travel writing in English between 1500 and the present. Five essays survey the period's travel writing; six more focus on areas of particular interest--Arabia, the Amazon, Ireland, Calcutta, the Congo and California, while the final three analyze some of the theoretical and cultural dimensions of this enigmatic, influential genre of writing. An extensive further reading list plus a detailed chronology are included.

Synopsis:

An introduction to travel writing in English between 1500 and the present.

Synopsis:

This book is an introduction to travel writing in English between 1500 and the present.

About the Author

Peter Hulme is Professor in Literature, University of Essex. He is the author of Colonial Encounters: Europe and the Native Caribbean, 1492-1797 (1986) and Remnants of Conquests: The Island Caribs and Their Visitors, 1877-1998 ( 2000).Tim Youngs is Reader in English and American Studies at Nottingham Trent University. He is the author of Travelers in Africa: British Travelogues 1850-1900 (1994), and the editor of Writing and Race (1997).

Table of Contents

Introduction Peter Hulme and Tim Youngs; 1. Stirrings and searchings (1500-1720) William H. Sherman; 2. The Grand Tour and after James Buzard; 3. Exploration and travel outside Europe (1720-1914) Roy Bridges; 4. Modernism and travel (1880-1940) Helen Carr; 5. Travelling to write (1940-2000) Peter Hulme; 6. The Middle East/Arabia: 'the cradle of Islam' Billie Melman; 7. South America/Amazonia: the forest of marvels Neil L. Whitehead; 8. The Pacific/Tahiti: Queen of the south sea isles Rod Edmond; 9. Africa/the Congo: the politics of darkness Tim Youngs; 10. The Isles/Ireland: the wilder shore Glenn Hooper; 11. India/Calcutta: city of palaces and dreadful night Kate Teltscher; 12. The west/California: sites of the future Bruce Greenfield; 13. Travel writing and gender Susan Bassnett; 14. Travel writing and ethnography Joan Pau Rubiés; 15. Travel writing and its theory Mary Baine Campbell; Chronology; Further reading.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521786522
Editor:
Hulme, Peter
Editor:
Youngs, Tim
Editor:
Hulme, Peter
Editor:
Youngs, Tim
Author:
Youngs, Tim
Author:
Hulme, Peter
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, U.K.
Subject:
History
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Historiography
Subject:
British
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Travel writing
Subject:
English prose literature
Subject:
Travel in literature
Subject:
Travelers' writings, American
Subject:
Travelers' writings, English.
Subject:
English-speaking countries
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature
Series Volume:
FS-063-01
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
14 b/w illus.
Pages:
356
Dimensions:
8.60x6.80x.88 in. 1.25 lbs.

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