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Title Anxious journeys : twenty-first-century travel writing in German / edited by Karin Baumgartner and Monika Shafi
Published Rochester, New York : Camden House, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 276 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
Contents Migration and refugees. Travel and trauma in post-1989 Europe: Julya Rabinowich's Die Erdfresserin and Terezia Mora's Das Ungeheuer / Anke S. Biendarra -- Europe, the Middle East, and identities in transition: Navid Kermani's Einbruch der wirklichkeit: auf dem fluchtlingstreck durch Europa / Magda Tarnawska Senel -- Travelers and tourists. Around the world in seventy stories: Christoph Ransmayr's Atlas eines Angstlichen mannes / Monika Shafi -- The political tourist in Juli Zeh's Die stille ist ein gerausch / Nicole Coleman -- Transnational Turkish German travelogues: Turkish German women writers' millennial travel narratives / Heather Merle Benbow -- The end of travel in Sibylle Berg's Wunderbare jahre and Rolf Niederhauser's Seltsame schleife / Karin Baumgartner -- Exploration and nostalgia. Disappearing act: Felicitas Hoppe's Hoppe and Australian myths / Andrew Wright Hurley -- "Always conceal thy tenets, thy treasure, and thy travelling": irony and ambiguity in Ilija Trojanow's Travel narratives about the Middle East / Gundela Hachmann -- Traveling through mental landscapes. Walking in circles: Josef Winkler's Mutter und der bleistift / Carola Daffner -- Into thin air: extreme landscapes, self-discovery, and narrative in Christoph Ransmayr's Der fliegende berg / Nicole Grewling -- The atlas as travel writing and as postcolonial critique: Judith Schalansky's Atlas of remote islands / Christina Gerhardt -- Visual and sonic journeys. Graphic journeys: travel writing and the medium of comics / Christina Kraenzle -- Travel's utopian potential in Andrea Grill's Liebesmaschine N.Y.C. / John Blair and Muriel Cormican -- Heimat: diaspora-Ulrich Seidl's Paradies: liebe / Sunka Simon
Summary The rich contemporary literature of travel has been the focus of numerous recent publications in English that seek to understand how travel narratives, with their distinctive representations of identities, places, and cultures, respond to today's globalized, high-speed world characterized by the dual mass movements of tourism and migration. Yet a corresponding cutting-edge discussion of twenty-first-century travel writing in German has until now been missing. The fourteen essays in Anxious Journeys redress this situation. They analyze texts by leading authors such as Felicitas Hoppe, Christoph Ransmayr, Julie Zeh, Navid Kermani, Judith Schalansky, Ilija Trojanow, and others, as well as topics such as Turkish-German travelogues and the relationship of comics to travel writing. The volume examines how writers engage with classic tropes of travel writing and how they react to the current sense of crisis and belatedness. It also links travel to ongoing debates about the role of the nation, mass migration, and the European project, as well as to Germany's place in the larger world order
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject German prose literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism
Tourism in literature
Travel in literature
Travelers' writings, German -- History and criticism
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / German
Travel in literature.
Travel writing.
Travelers' writings, German.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Baumgartner, Karin, 1964- editor
Shafi, Monika, editor
ISBN 1787445119 (electronic bk.)
9781787445116 (electronic bk.)