Travel writing : the self and the world / Casey Blanton.

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, Ma...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Blanton, Casey
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Routledge, 2002.
Edition:1st Routledge pbk. ed.
Series:Genres in context.
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of 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.