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Tourists with Typewriters Critical Reflections on Contemporary Travel Writing

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ISBN-10: 0472087061

ISBN-13: 9780472087068

Edition: 1998

Authors: Patrick Holland, Graham Huggan

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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 readers--many of them also travelers--in the present. The book maps new terrain in a growing area of critical study. Although critical of travel writing's…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 11/7/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Preface
Introduction. Travel Writing Today
After Empire
Zones
Gender and Other Troubles
Postmodern Itineraries
Postscript. Travel Writing at the Millennium
Notes
Works Cited
Index