The Cambridge Companion to American Travel Writing

The Cambridge Companion to American Travel Writing

by Alfred Bendixen
     
 

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Travel writing has always been intimately linked with the construction of American identity. These specially commissioned essays examine a wide range of responses to the problems posed by landscapes found both at home and abroad. Throughout, the contributors focus on the role played by travel writing in the definition and formation of national identity, and consider

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Travel writing has always been intimately linked with the construction of American identity. These specially commissioned essays examine a wide range of responses to the problems posed by landscapes found both at home and abroad. Throughout, the contributors focus on the role played by travel writing in the definition and formation of national identity, and consider the diverse experiences of canonical and lesser-known writers. This Companion forms an invaluable guide for students approaching this new, important, and exciting subject for the first time.

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'This is a stimulating and informative work that covers much new ground: it has certainly got me thinking and I now have a long list of titles to seek out. Apart from the book's value to literature and travel studies, students of North American history will also find this book useful.' Bob Duckett, bibliographer and former reference librarian, Bradford, UK

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521861090
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Alfred Bendixen is Professor of English at Texas A & M University.

Judith Hamera is Professor and Head of the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A & M University.

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