The Resource The Cambridge introduction to travel writing, Tim Youngs, Nottingham Trent University

The Cambridge introduction to travel writing, Tim Youngs, Nottingham Trent University

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The Cambridge introduction to travel writing
Title
The Cambridge introduction to travel writing
Statement of responsibility
Tim Youngs, Nottingham Trent University
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "The Cambridge Introduction to Travel Writing is structured in three parts. The first surveys the development of the genre from ancient times to the present day. The second, with separate chapters on the quest motif, the inner journey, postcolonial travel, and gender and sexuality, shows how historical context and literary convention act on features that have long been present. The third part discusses recent critical approaches and considers these alongside travel writers' own statements about their practice. The final chapter looks at current travel writing, including the impact of the internet, and anticipates future trends. The volume shows that travel writing has a long tradition, is more diverse than is often recognised, constitutes a serious literary genre, and, contrary to the assumptions of much recent work, can offer a radical challenge to dominant values and perspectives"--
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DLC
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1961-
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Youngs, Tim
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR756.T72
LC item number
Y68 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Travelers' writings, English
  • Travelers' writings, American
  • Travelers' writings
  • Travel in literature
  • Travel writing
  • Voyages and travels
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • Englisch
  • Reiseliteratur
  • Travel writing
  • Travel writing
  • Travel in literature
  • Travel writing
  • Travelers' writings
  • Travelers' writings, American
  • Travelers' writings, English
  • Voyages and travels
Label
The Cambridge introduction to travel writing, Tim Youngs, Nottingham Trent University
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: defining the terms -- Part I. Historical Overview: Medieval and early modern travel writing -- Travel writing in the long eighteenth century -- Travel writing in the nineteenth century -- 1900-present -- Part II. Continuities and Departures: Quests -- Inner journeys -- Traveling b(l)ack -- Gender and sexuality -- Part III. Writing and Reading Travel: Writing travel -- Reading travel writing -- The way ahead: travel writing in the twenty-first century
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 240 pages
Isbn
9780521874472
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012019950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022503363
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794556225
  • (OCoLC)ocn794556225
Label
The Cambridge introduction to travel writing, Tim Youngs, Nottingham Trent University
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: defining the terms -- Part I. Historical Overview: Medieval and early modern travel writing -- Travel writing in the long eighteenth century -- Travel writing in the nineteenth century -- 1900-present -- Part II. Continuities and Departures: Quests -- Inner journeys -- Traveling b(l)ack -- Gender and sexuality -- Part III. Writing and Reading Travel: Writing travel -- Reading travel writing -- The way ahead: travel writing in the twenty-first century
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 240 pages
Isbn
9780521874472
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012019950
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022503363
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794556225
  • (OCoLC)ocn794556225

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