Literature of Travel and Exploration

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135456623

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2100

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Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

Travel, Tourism, and Identity

Author: Gabriel R. Ricci

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351301101

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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Travel, Tourism and Identity addresses the psychological and social adjustments that occur when people make contact with others outside their social, cultural, or linguistic groups. Whether such contact is the result of tourism, seeking exile, or relocating abroad, the volume's contributors demonstrate how one's identity, cultural assumptions, and worldview can be brought into question. In some cases, the traveller finds that bridging the social and cultural gap between himself and the new society is fairly easy. In other cases, the traveller discovers that reorienting himself requires absorbing a new cultural history and traditions. The contributors argue that making these adjustments will surely enhance the traveller's or tourist's experience; otherwise the traveller or tourist will be at risk of becoming a marginalized figure, one disconnected from the society that surrounds him. This latest volume in the Culture & Civilization series features a collection of essays on travel and tourism. The essays cover a range of topics from historical travels to modern social identities. They discuss ancient travels, contemporary travels in Europe, Africa and sustainable eco-tourism, and the politics of tourism. Essays also address experiences of Grenada's "Spice Island" identity, and the effects of globalization and migrations on personal identity.

Patrick Leigh Fermor

Author: Artemis Cooper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 184854670X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

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Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) was a war hero whose exploits in Crete are legendary, and above all he is widely acclaimed as the greatest travel writer of our times, notably for his books about his walk across pre-war Europe, A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water; he was a self-educated polymath, a lover of Greece and the best company in the world. Artemis Cooper has drawn on years of interviews and conversations with Paddy and his cloest friends as well as having complete access to his archives. Her beautifully crafted biography portrays a man of extraordinary gifts - no one wore their learning so playfully, nor inspired such passionate friendship.

See No Evil

Author: B.A. Shapiro

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480492884

Category: Fiction

Page: 377

View: 2361


From the bestselling author of The Art Forger See No Evil is a supernatural thriller about witchcraft, reincarnation, and murder in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Lauren Freeman, a graduate student writing a book about American witch trials, touches the worn leather binding of The Chronicle of the Coven, sees a flash of knives and hears a strange chorus of voices in her head. At first, Lauren is undeterred, but when her professor is killed, everything changes. After her son’s kidnapping, multiple murder attempts, and a chase through labyrinthine subway tunnels, Lauren finally confronts the perpetrator of these horrific events and acknowledges that, even in the everyday, things are often not as they seem. See No Evil is a supernatural thriller about witchcraft, reincarnation, and murder in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The story opens as Lauren Freeman touches the worn leather binding of The Chronicle of the Coven. She sees a flash of knives and hears a strange chorus of voices in her head. Lauren is undeterred. A newly divorced single mother, she is a graduate student in history writing a book about American witch trials with her professor Jackie Pappas. Lauren needs the money the book will bring. Its focus is a mysterious event that took place in 1692 when seven convicted “witches” vanished from their prison cells on the eve of their executions and were never seen again. Lauren and Jackie’s research begins to uncover bizarre reports. Then, suddenly, Jackie is dead, and Lauren is left to write their book alone. Lauren knows that Jackie was murdered and that if she is not careful, she will be next. Lauren’s battle to avenge Jackie’s death and save her own life takes her from Wiccan festivals to ancient cemeteries to the bowels of dark libraries. After her son’s kidnapping, multiple murder attempts, and a chase through labyrinthine subway tunnels, Lauren finally confronts the perpetrator of these horrific events and acknowledges that, even in the everyday, things are often not as they seem. “See No Evil pits an intrepid historical researcher against folktales of witchcraft and reincarnation in a suspenseful tale reminiscent . . . of Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby. It will keep you on the edge of your chair. Be sure to read this one with all of the lights turned on.” —The Armchair Detective “Shapiro exhibits great talent at characterization. The book is well-paced and the entire story is engrossing. I enjoyed See No Evil immensely.” —Mystery News “This masterpiece encompasses an array of thrilling elements: danger, witchcraft, history, love and suspense. The story is eerie and seductive and the author magically ends almost every chapter with some kind of shock.” —Gothic Journal “Barbara Shapiro has achieved notice as a master of mystery.” —The Boston Globe on The Safe Room B.A. Shapiro is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Art Forger, five additional novels, four screenplays, and a nonfiction book. She is the recipient of the 2013 New England Book Award for Fiction, a 2013 Massachusetts Must-Read Book award, and a 2012 Boston Globe Best Crime Book award. Shapiro was also nominated for a 2013 Massachusetts Book Award. She lives in Boston and is working on her next novel.

The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing

Author: Peter Hulme,Tim Youngs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107494443

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

View: 4202


The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing brings together specialists from anthropology, history, literary and cultural studies to offer a broad and vibrant introduction to travel writing in English between 1500 and the present. This comprehensive introduction to the subject features specially commissioned contributions, including six essays surveying the period's travel writing; a further six focusing on geographical areas of particular interest - Arabia, the Amazon, Tahiti, Ireland, Calcutta, the Congo and California; and three final chapters analysing some of the theoretical and cultural dimensions to this enigmatic and influential genre of writing. Several invaluable tools are also provided, including an extensive list of further reading, and a detailed five-hundred year chronology listing important events and publications. This volume will be of interest to teachers and students alike.