The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing

The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing

by Peter Hulme
     
 

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The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing brings together specialists from anthropology, history, literary and cultural studies to offer a broad and vibrant introduction to travel writing in English between 1500 and the present. This comprehensive introduction to the subject features specially commissioned contributions, including six essays surveying the period's…  See more details below

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The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing brings together specialists from anthropology, history, literary and cultural studies to offer a broad and vibrant introduction to travel writing in English between 1500 and the present. This comprehensive introduction to the subject features specially commissioned contributions, including six essays surveying the period's travel writing; a further six focusing on geographical areas of particular interest - Arabia, the Amazon, Tahiti, Ireland, Calcutta, the Congo and California; and three final chapters analysing some of the theoretical and cultural dimensions to this enigmatic and influential genre of writing. Several invaluable tools are also provided, including an extensive list of further reading, and a detailed five-hundred year chronology listing important events and publications. This volume will be of interest to teachers and students alike.

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"...this anthology is a good introduction to the history and criticism of travel writing." American Studies International

"Compact, clearly written, well structured, and superbly edited, this volume goes a long way toward correcting the 'absence within the academy of a tradition of critical attention to travel writing'.... Highly recommended." Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107485488
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/21/2002
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

Meet 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).

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