The Global Politics of Contemporary Travel Writing

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Author: Debbie Lisle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521867801

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 299

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This 2006 book brings the 'serious' world of politics to the 'superficial' world of contemporary travel writing.

Die Macht der Geographie

Wie sich Weltpolitik anhand von 10 Karten erklären lässt

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Author: Tim Marshall

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428562

Category: History

Page: 304

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Wie Geografie Geschichte macht Weltpolitik ist auch Geopolitik. Alle Regierungen, alle Staatschefs unterliegen den Zwängen der Geographie. Berge und Ebenen, Flüsse, Meere, Wüsten setzen ihrem Entscheidungsspielraum Grenzen. Um Geschichte und Politik zu verstehen, muss man selbstverständlich die Menschen, die Ideen, die Einstellungen kennen. Aber wenn man die Geographie nicht mit einbezieht, bekommt man kein vollständiges Bild. Zum Beispiel Russland: Von den Moskauer Großfürsten über Iwan den Schrecklichen, Peter den Großen und Stalin bis hin zu Wladimir Putin sah sich jeder russische Staatschef denselben geostrategischen Problemen ausgesetzt, egal ob im Zarismus, im Kommunismus oder im kapitalistischen Nepotismus. Die meisten Häfen frieren immer noch ein halbes Jahr zu. Nicht gut für die Marine. Die nordeuropäische Tiefebene von der Nordsee bis zum Ural ist immer noch flach. Jeder kann durchmarschieren. Russland, China, die USA, Europa, Afrika, Lateinamerika, der Nahe Osten, Indien und Pakistan, Japan und Korea, die Arktis und Grönland: In zehn Kapiteln zeigt Tim Marshall, wie die Geographie die Weltpolitik beeinflusst und beeinflusst hat.

Contemporary Travel Writing of Latin America

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Author: Claire Lindsay

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135167664

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

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This book takes a new approach to travel writing about Latin America by examining ‘domestic’ journey narratives that have been produced by travellers from the continent itself and largely in Spanish. Historically, travel writing about Latin America has been written primarily from the perspective of the foreign, often European, traveller. As such, and following the large influx of military, scientific, and leisure travellers in the region since its colonisation, much of this foreign travel writing has depicted the continent in predominantly exoticist and/or imperialist terms. Lindsay explores how Latin American travellers have conceived and constructed narratives about travel at home and considers how such texts (many of them available in English translation or with subtitles) function to counter or corroborate long-standing myths about the continent. Through a series of regionally- and thematically-oriented case studies that engage with key issues, themes and debates in both Latin American and travel studies, Lindsay provides the first sustained interdisciplinary study of contemporary domestic travel narratives about the region and will also comprise an important intervention into methodological debates about travel and travel writing.

Political Initiation in the Novels of Philip Roth

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Author: Claudia Franziska BrÃ1⁄4hwiler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441142282

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Political Initiation in the Novels of Philip Roth exemplifies how literature and, specifically, the work of Philip Roth can help readers understand the ways in which individuals develop their political identity, learn to comprehend political ideas, and define their role in society. Combining political science, literary theory, and anthropology, the book describes an individual's political coming of age as a political initiation story, which is crafted as much by the individual himself as by the circumstances influencing him, such as political events or the political attitude of the parents. Philip Roth's characters constantly re-write their own stories and experiment with their identities. Accordingly, Philip Roth's works enable the reader to explore, for instance, how individuals construct their identity against the backdrop of political transformations or contested territories, and thereby become initiands-or fail to do so. Contrary to what one might expect, initiations are not only defining moments in childhood and early adulthood; instead, Roth shows how initiation processes recur throughout an individual's life.

Travel and Ethics

Theory and Practice

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Author: Corinne Fowler,Charles Forsdick,Ludmilla Kostova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135019339

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 274

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Despite the recent increase in scholarly activity regarding travel writing and the accompanying proliferation of publications relating to the form, its ethical dimensions have yet to be theorized with sufficient rigour. Drawing from the disciplines of anthropology, linguistics, literary studies and modern languages, the contributors in this volume apply themselves to a number of key theoretical questions pertaining to travel writing and ethics, ranging from travel-as-commoditization to encounters with minority languages under threat. Taken collectively, the essays assess key critical legacies from parallel disciplines to the debate so far, such as anthropological theory and postcolonial criticism. Also considered, and of equal significance, are the ethical implications of the form’s parallel genres of writing, such as ethnography and journalism. As some of the contributors argue, innovations in these genres have important implications for the act of theorizing travel writing itself and the mode and spirit in which it continues to be conducted. In the light of such innovations, how might ethical theory maintain its critical edge?

Postcolonial Eyes

Intercontinental Travel in Francophone African Literature

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Author: Aedín Ní Loingsigh

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1846310490

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Over the past two decades, scholarly interest in travel and travel writing has developed significantly. Critical engagement with issues such as imperialism, postcolonialism, ethnography, and cultural anthropology has led to increasingly sophisticated readings of the travel writing genre and a growing acknowledgement of its complex history. This volume is the first of its kind to identify a specifically Sub-Saharan African lineage within the broader tradition of travel writing, and it explores the reason for Africans’ exclusion from the genre, as well as the important relationship between ethnicity and travel in the concerns that define African writers’ approaches to travel.

Mein Afrika-Tagebuch

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Author: Bill Bryson,Sigrid Ruschmeier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936261196

Category:

Page: 73

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Das Tao des Reisens

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Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455180094

Category: Travel

Page: 200

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Mit Nabokov in der Eisenbahn, mit Graham Greene auf der Flucht vor giftigen Spinnen und mit Chatwin auf Wanderschaft - Das »Tao des Reisens« ist die Quintessenz aus den Erlebnissen und Einsichten reisender Schriftsteller. Theroux untersucht den Inhalt von Reisegepäck, durchleuchtet das Gefühl des Fremdseins und probiert unangenehm exotische Gerichte. Dabei kommen in diesem philosophischen Handbuch auch imaginäre Reisen nicht zu kurz - denn letztlich lässt sich lesend genauso gut die Welt erkunden. Paul Therouxs Grundsätze des Reisens: 1. Verlass dein Zuhause 2. Reise alleine 3. Reise mit leichtem Gepäck 4. Nimm eine Landkarte mit 5. Reise auf dem Landweg 6. Geh zu Fuß über eine Grenze 7. Führe ein Reisetagebuch 8. Lies einen Roman, der nichts mit dem Ort zu tun hat, an dem du dich befindest 9. Wenn du schon ein Handy dabei hast, vermeide wenigstens, es zu benutzen 10. Finde einen Freund

Mobility at Large

Globalization, Textuality and Innovative Travel Writing

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Author: Justin D. Edwards,Rune Graulund

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1781389004

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 215

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Mobility at Large explores a unique trajectory of travel writing. Instead of focussing on best-selling travel texts by Paul Theroux, Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, Alain de Botton and others, this book examines a strand of innovative contemporary travel writing wherein the authors experiment with form, content and the politics of representation. In this, innovative travel texts by a range of writers - from Michael Ondaatje and Caryl Phillips to Daphne Marlatt and Sam Miller - transform the genre by inscribing travel, migration, mobility and displacement within a variety of experimental textual strategies to work through questions of movement and the politics of personal identity in relation to the complex interlocutions of space, place and subjectivity. As a result, Mobility at Large challenges those critics who dismiss the genre as inherently conservative and inextricably bound up in a colonial, Eurocentric tradition. The book also documents a long and rich tradition of travel writing that existed well beyond the influence of Europe.

Not So Innocent Abroad

The Politics of Travel and Travel Writing

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Author: Ulrike Brisson,Bernard Schweizer

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443815756

Category: Travel

Page: 230

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With its specific focus on the connections between politics, travel, and travel writing, Not So Innocent Abroad offers a fresh approach to the study of travel literature. The authors make clear that travel and travel writing are never an “innocent” enterprise; rather, journeying always occurs within political systems, and travel writing either reflects the traveler’s political stance, includes political aspects of foreign cultures, or directly or indirectly influences political decisions. In contrast to most scholarly publications that primarily focus on travel literature of former colonial nations, this volume includes a broader range of travelogues depicting cultures worldwide, spanning from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century. It thus offers with its comparative approach not only a geographically wide selection but also an historical dimension to the political aspects of travel writing. Although most travel literature generally has followed the Horatian principle to instruct and delight the armchair traveler, the authors of this volume clearly address the broader political implications of travel and travel writing within networks of “naked” politics, such as international or interior conflicts, emigration laws, or national propaganda. They also reveal how insidiously political messages are dissimulated through travel writing.

On the Road

Die Urfassung

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Author: Jack Kerouac

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644007918

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Jack Kerouacs epochemachender Roman «On the Road» (deutsch: «Unterwegs») über eine Schar junger Menschen, die auf der Suche nach Wahrheit, der Liebe und dem glückseligen Leben quer durch die USA reisen, hat weltweit Generationen junger Leute inspiriert. Er gehört zu den seltenen Büchern des 20. Jahrhunderts, die nicht nur einen völlig neuen Ton anschlugen, sondern vom Geist einer neuen Zeit kündeten: Nahezu im Alleingang schuf «On the Road» mit der Beat-Generation eine der ersten großen amerikanischen Jugendbewegungen und inspirierte deren geistige Nachkommen, die Hippies. Kerouac tippte das Manuskript in drei schlaflosen Wochen mit Hilfe von viel Kaffee und Benzedrin auf eine vierzig Meter lange Papierrolle. Beim Verlag wurde es später stark bearbeitet, gekürzt und anonymisiert. Die hier zum ersten Mal auf Deutsch vorliegende Urfassung ist ein einziger, von Jazz und Marihuana inspirierter Energiestoß. Die Sprachmusik darin ist roher als in der Druckfassung, der Sex expliziter, die Figuren (u. a. Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs und der heimliche Held des Romans, der geniale Autodieb und Lebenskünstler Neal Cassidy) erscheinen mit Klarnamen. Übertragen wurde die Urfassung von Ulrich Blumenbach, der seit seiner Übersetzung von David Foster Wallace’ Roman «Unendlicher Spa߻ zu den wohl renommiertesten deutschen Literaturübersetzern gehört. The beat goes on, und der wilde Rausch, den er erzeugt, verfehlt auch nach 50 Jahren nicht seine Wirkung. Dieses Buch war und ist ein «literarisches Ereignis» (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung).

Basar auf Schienen

Eine Reise um die halbe Welt

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Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783847703655

Category:

Page: 432

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Going the distance

an analysis of modern travel writing and criticism

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Author: Santiago Henríquez-Jiménez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 62

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Radicals on the Road

The Politics of English Travel Writing in the 1930s

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Author: Bernard Schweizer

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813921961

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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In the 1930s, the discourse of travel furthered widely divergent and conflicting ideologies—socialist, conservative, male chauvinist, and feminist—and the major travel writers of the time revealed as much in their texts. Evelyn Waugh was a declared conservative and fascist sympathizer; George Orwell was a dedicated socialist; Graham Greene wavered between his bourgeois instincts and his liberal left-wing sympathies; and Rebecca West maintained strong feminist and liberationist convictions. Bernard Schweizer explores both the intentional political rhetoric and the more oblique, almost unconscious subtexts of Waugh, Orwell, Greene, and West in his groundbreaking study of travel writing's political dimension. Radicals on the Road demonstrates how historically and culturally conditioned forms of anxiety were compounded by the psychological dynamics of the uncanny, and how, in order to dispel such anxieties and to demarcate their ideological terrains, 1930s travelers resorted to dualistic discourses. Yet any seemingly fixed dualism, particularly the opposition between the political left and the right, the dichotomy between home and abroad, or the rift between utopia and dystopia, was undermined by the rise of totalitarianism and by an increasing sense of global crisis—which was soon followed by political disillusionment. Therefore, argues Schweizer, traveling during the 1930s was more than just a means to engage the burning political questions of the day: traveling, and in turn travel writing, also registered the travelers' growing sense of futility and powerlessness in an especially turbulent world.

International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and the Social Sciences

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Author: K. G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Company,K. g. Saur

Publisher: K. G. Saur

ISBN: 9783598694301

Category: Learning and scholarship

Page: 2843

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The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.1 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.

Reisebilder

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Author: H. Heine

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5876273112

Category: History

Page: 593

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