The Cambridge Introduction to Travel Writing

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Critics have long struggled to find a suitable category for travelogues. From its ancient origins to the present day, the travel narrative has borrowed elements from various genres - from epic poetry to literary reportage - in order to evoke distant cultures and exotic locales, and sometimes those closer to hand. Tim Youngs argues in this lucid and detailed Introduction that travel writing redefines the myriad genres it comprises and is best understood on its own terms. To this end, Youngs surveys some of the most celebrated travel literature from the medieval period until the present, exploring themes such as the quest motif, the traveler's inner journey, postcolonial travel and issues of gender and sexuality. The text culminates in a chapter on twenty-first-century travel writing and offers predictions about future trends in the genre, making this Introduction an ideal guide for today's students, teachers and travel writing enthusiasts.

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'Intriguing for anyone interested in the mechanics, history and future of the genre.' Wanderlust Magazine

'Magisterial …' Conde Nast Traveller

'… an informative, readable introduction to the massive body of travel writing … Highly recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and general readers.' Choice

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This text argues that travel writing redefines the myriad genres it often comprises and is best understood on its own terms. It surveys some of the most celebrated travel literature and examines trends in twenty-first-century travel writing, making it an ideal guide for today's students, teachers and travel writing enthusiasts.

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Descrizione libro CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 226 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Critics have long struggled to find a suitable category for travelogues. From its ancient origins to the present day, the travel narrative has borrowed elements from various genres - from epic poetry to literary reportage - in order to evoke distant cultures and exotic locales, and sometimes those closer to hand. Tim Youngs argues in this lucid and detailed Introduction that travel writing redefines the myriad genres it comprises and is best understood on its own terms. To this end, Youngs surveys some of the most celebrated travel literature from the medieval period until the present, exploring themes such as the quest motif, the traveler s inner journey, postcolonial travel and issues of gender and sexuality. The text culminates in a chapter on twenty-first-century travel writing and offers predictions about future trends in the genre, making this Introduction an ideal guide for today s students, teachers and travel writing enthusiasts. Codice libro della libreria AAV9780521697392

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Descrizione libro Cambridge University Press. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW PRINT ON DEMAND., The Cambridge Introduction to Travel Writing, Tim Youngs, Critics have long struggled to find a suitable category for travelogues. From its ancient origins to the present day, the travel narrative has borrowed elements from various genres - from epic poetry to literary reportage - in order to evoke distant cultures and exotic locales, and sometimes those closer to hand. Tim Youngs argues in this lucid and detailed Introduction that travel writing redefines the myriad genres it comprises and is best understood on its own terms. To this end, Youngs surveys some of the most celebrated travel literature from the medieval period until the present, exploring themes such as the quest motif, the traveler's inner journey, postcolonial travel and issues of gender and sexuality. The text culminates in a chapter on twenty-first-century travel writing and offers predictions about future trends in the genre, making this Introduction an ideal guide for today's students, teachers and travel writing enthusiasts. Codice libro della libreria B9780521697392

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Descrizione libro CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 226 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Critics have long struggled to find a suitable category for travelogues. From its ancient origins to the present day, the travel narrative has borrowed elements from various genres - from epic poetry to literary reportage - in order to evoke distant cultures and exotic locales, and sometimes those closer to hand. Tim Youngs argues in this lucid and detailed Introduction that travel writing redefines the myriad genres it comprises and is best understood on its own terms. To this end, Youngs surveys some of the most celebrated travel literature from the medieval period until the present, exploring themes such as the quest motif, the traveler s inner journey, postcolonial travel and issues of gender and sexuality. The text culminates in a chapter on twenty-first-century travel writing and offers predictions about future trends in the genre, making this Introduction an ideal guide for today s students, teachers and travel writing enthusiasts. Codice libro della libreria AAV9780521697392

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