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Author Holland, Patrick, 1943-

Title Tourists with typewriters : critical reflections on contemporary travel writing / Patrick Holland and Graham Huggan
Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [1998]


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Description xiv, 261 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction. Travel Writing Today -- Ch. 1. After Empire -- Ch. 2. Zones -- Ch. 3. Gender and Other Troubles -- Ch. 4. Postmodern Itineraries -- Postscript. Travel Writing at the Millennium
Summary "As the first extensive survey of contemporary travel writing, Tourists with Typewriters offers a series of challenging and provocative critical insights into a wide range of travel narratives written in English after the Second World War. The book focuses in particular on contemporary travel writers such as Jan Morris, Peter Matthiessen, V. S. Naipaul, Barry Lopez, Mary Morris, Paul Theroux, Peter Mayle, and the late Bruce Chatwin. It examines some of the reasons for travel writing's enduring popularity and for its particular appeal to present-day readers, many of them also travelers."--BOOK JACKET. "The book will appeal to general readers interested in a closer examination of travel writing and to academic readers in disciplines such as literary/cultural studies, geography, history, anthropology, and tourism studies."--BOOK JACKET
Notes First paperback edition 2000
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-254) and index
Subject American prose literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Travel in literature.
English prose literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Travel writing -- History -- 20th century.
Travelers' writings, American -- History and criticism.
Travelers' writings, English -- History and criticism.
Voyages and travels -- History -- 20th century -- Historiography.
Author Huggan, Graham, 1958-
LC no. 98025512
ISBN 0472087061 (paperback)
0472109731 (acid-free paper)
Other Titles Critical reflections on contemporary travel writing