Travel Writing: The Self And The World / Edition 1by Casey Blanton
Pub. Date: 10/28/2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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, Mary Kingsley, Graham Greene, Peter Mathiessen, V.S. Naipaul, and Bruce Chatwin.
Table of ContentsPreface Chronology Chapter One Narrating Self and Other: A Historical Overview Chapter Two "Vain Travelers": James Boswell and the Grand Tour Chapter Three Victorian Women Travelers: Mary Kingsley Chapter Four The Modern Pyschological Journey: Graham Greene Chapter Five Nature-Travel Writing: Peter Matthiessen Chapter Six "Splenetic Travelers": V.S. Naipul Chapter Seven "Lying Travelers": Bruce Chatwin
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