The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing / Edition 1

by Peter Hulme
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521786525

ISBN-13: 9780521786522

Pub. Date: 12/16/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521786522
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/16/2002
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
356
Sales rank:
1,277,223
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

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.

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