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Literature of Travel and Exploration: A to F

Literature of Travel and Exploration: A to F

  • Author: Jennifer Speake
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9781579584252
  • Category: Travel writing
  • Page: 1479
  • View: 1142
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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.

Literature of Travel and Exploration: G to P

Literature of Travel and Exploration: G to P

  • Author: Jennifer Speake
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9781579584245
  • Category: Travel writing
  • Page: 1479
  • View: 5840
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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.

Literature of Travel and Exploration

Literature of Travel and Exploration

An Encyclopedia

  • Author: Jennifer Speake
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135456631
  • 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.

Encyclopedia of Exploration

Encyclopedia of Exploration

Invented and Apocryphal Narratives of Travel

  • Author: Raymond John Howgego
  • Publisher: Hordern House
  • ISBN: 9781875567690
  • Category: Deception
  • Page: 543
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The first four volumes of this highly acclaimed Encyclopedia dealt almost exclusively with voyages and travels of indisputable historical reality. In this intriguing final volume the author turns his attention to the curious but compelling alternative literature of exploration; to imaginary, apocryphal and utopian journeys in fabulous lands; and to the abundance of invented, plagiarized and spoof narratives, many of which were accepted in their time as wholly credible but were nothing more than flights of the imagination, blatant deceptions, or monologues of doubtful authenticity.

Writing Travel

Writing Travel

The Poetics and Politics of the Modern Journey

  • Author: John Zilcosky
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 0802098061
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 276
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Examining a broad range of texts and travellers from across the world, the contributors discuss canonical authors such as Homer, Goethe, and Baudelaire, alongside lesser known writers such as Theodor Herzl, Hans Erich Nossack, and William Gibson. This theoretically rich volume draws connections between travel and narrative, and provides powerful insights into the relationship between travel and the spoken act of storytelling, as well as the more ambivalent act of story writing.

Literature, Science and Exploration in the Romantic Era

Literature, Science and Exploration in the Romantic Era

Bodies of Knowledge

  • Author: Tim Fulford,Debbie Lee,Peter J. Kitson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521829199
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 324
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In 1768, Captain James Cook made the most important scientific voyage of the eighteenth century. He was not alone: scores of explorers like Cook, travelling in the name of science, brought new worlds and new peoples within the horizon of European knowledge for the first time. Their discoveries changed the course of science. Old scientific disciplines, such as astronomy and botany, were transformed; new ones, like craniology and comparative anatomy, were brought into being. Scientific disciplines, in turn, pushed literature of the period towards new subjects, forms and styles. Works as diverse as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Wordsworth's Excursion responded to the explorers' and scientists' latest discoveries. This wide-ranging and well-illustrated study shows how literary Romanticism arose partly in response to science's appropriation of explorers' encounters with foreign people and places and how it, in turn, changed the profile of science and exploration.

A Concise Companion to English Renaissance Literature

A Concise Companion to English Renaissance Literature

  • Author: Donna B. Hamilton
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470695390
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 288
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This Concise Companion launches students into the study of English Renaissance literature through the central contexts that informed it. Places the poetry within contexts such as: economics; religion; empire and exploration; education, humanism and rhetoric; censorship and patronage; royal marriage and succession; treason and rebellion; “others” in England; private lives; cosmology and the body; and life-writing. Incorporates recent developments in the field, as well as work soon to be published. Entices students to explore the subject further. Provides new syntheses that will be of interest to scholars. All the contributors are highly regarded scholars and teachers.

Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Pacific Islands

Historical Dictionary of the Discovery and Exploration of the Pacific Islands

  • Author: Max Quanchi,John Robson
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: 0810865289
  • Category: History
  • Page: 338
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The South Seas, as this region used to be called, conjured up images of adventure, belles and savages, romance and fabulous fortunes, but the long voyages of discovery and exploration of the vast Pacific Ocean were really an exercise in amazing logistics, navigation, hard grit, shipwreck and pure luck. The motivations were scientific and geographic, but at the same time nationalistic and materialistic. A series on global exploration and discovery would not be complete without this book by Quanchi and Robson. It is ambitious and informative and includes the familiar names of Laperouse, Bougainville, Cook and Dampier, as well as the intriguing stories of the Bounty Mutiny, scurvy, and the mysterious Northwest Passage, Terra Australis Ignotia and Davis Land. There are entries on first contacts, ships, navigational instruments, mapping, and botany. The scene is carefully set in the introduction, the chronology spans several centuries, and the extensive bibliography offers a guide to further reading. There are more than just dry facts in this book. It has a whiff of salt air, the clash of empires, cross-cultural beach encounters and personal adventure.

Guide to Reference in Genealogy and Biography

Guide to Reference in Genealogy and Biography

  • Author: Mary K. Mannix,Fred Burchsted,Jo Bell Whitlatch
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • ISBN: 083891294X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 386
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An excellent starting point for both reference librarians and for library users seeking information about family history and the lives of others, this resource is drawn from the authoritative database of Guide to Reference, voted Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers in 2012. Biographical resources have long been of interest to researchers and general readers, and this title directs readers to the best biographical sources for all regions of the world. For interest in the lives of those not found in biographical resources, this title also serves as a guide to the most useful genealogical resources. Profiling more than 1400 print and electronic sources, this book helps connect librarians and researchers to the most relevant sources of information in genealogy and biography.

The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945

The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945

  • Author: Gareth Cornwell,Dirk Klopper,Craig Mackenzie
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231503814
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 288
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From the outset, South Africa's history has been marked by division and conflict along racial and ethnic lines. From 1948 until 1994, this division was formalized in the National Party's policy of apartheid. Because apartheid intruded on every aspect of private and public life, South African literature was preoccupied with the politics of race and social engineering. Since the release from prison of Nelson Mandela in 1990, South Africa has been a new nation-in-the-making, inspired by a nonracial idealism yet beset by poverty and violence. South African writers have responded in various ways to Njabulo Ndebele's call to "rediscover the ordinary." The result has been a kaleidoscope of texts in which evolving cultural forms and modes of identity are rearticulated and explored. An invaluable guide for general readers as well as scholars of African literary history, this comprehensive text celebrates the multiple traditions and exciting future of the South African voice. Although the South African Constitution of 1994 recognizes no fewer than eleven official languages, English has remained the country's literary lingua franca. This book offers a narrative overview of South African literary production in English from 1945 to the postapartheid present. An introduction identifies the most interesting and noteworthy writing from the period. Alphabetical entries provide accurate and objective information on genres and writers. An appendix lists essential authors published before 1945.

Playing the Globe

Playing the Globe

Genre and Geography in English Renaissance Drama

  • Author: John Gillies,Virginia Mason Vaughan
  • Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • ISBN: 9780838637395
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 295
  • View: 2002
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The essays collected here explore the representation of contemporary cartographic knowledge within a variety of English Renaissance dramatic texts. Including a preface and introduction that contextualize English cartographic awareness in the late sixteenth century, Playing the Globe provides a wide-ranging exploration of the rich variety of mental maps that shaped England's attitudes toward itself and others and continues to affect the ways in which the Anglo-American world imagines itself.

Abroad

Abroad

British Literary Traveling between the Wars

  • Author: Paul Fussell
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199878536
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 256
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A book about the meaning of travel, about how important the topic has been for writers for two and a half centuries, and about how excellent the literature of travel happened to be in England and America in the 1920s and 30s.

The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • Author: Frederick Burwick
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191651095
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 784
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A practical and comprehensive reference work, the Oxford Handbook provides the best single-volume source of original scholarship on all aspects of Coleridge's diverse writings. Thirty-seven chapters, bringing together the wisdome of experts from across the world, present an authoritative, in-depth, and up-to-date assessment of a major author of British Romanticism. The book is divided into sections on Biography, Prose Works, Poetic Works, Sources and Influences, and Reception. The Coleridge scholar today has ready access to a range of materials previously available only in library archives on both sides of the Atlantic. The Bollingen edition, of the Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, forty years in production was completed in 2002. The Coleridge Notebooks (1957-2002) were also produced during this same period, five volumes of text with an additional five companion volumes of notes. The Clarendon Press of Oxford published the letters in six volumes (1956-1971). To take full advantage of the convenient access and new insight provided by these volumes, the Oxford Handbook examines the entire range and complexity of Coleridge's career. It analyzes the many aspects of Coleridge's literary, critical, philosophical, and theological pursuits, and it furnishes both students and advanced scholars with the proper tools for assimilating and illuminating Coleridge's rich and varied accomplishments, as well as offering an authoritative guide to the most up-to-date thinking about his achievements.

Chivalry and Exploration, 1298-1630

Chivalry and Exploration, 1298-1630

  • Author: Jennifer R. Goodman,Jennifer Robin Goodman
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
  • ISBN: 9780851157009
  • Category: History
  • Page: 234
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The literature of medieval knighthood is shown to have influenced exploration narratives from Marco Polo to Captain John Smith.

The Cambridge Companion to Australian Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Australian Literature

  • Author: Elizabeth Webby
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139825992
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: N.A
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This book introduces in a lively and succinct way the major writers, literary movements, styles and genres that, at the beginning of a new century, are seen as constituting the field of 'Australian literature'. The book consciously takes a perspective that sees literary works not as aesthetic objects created in isolation by unique individuals, but as cultural products influenced and constrained by the social, political and economic circumstances of their times, as well as by geographical and environmental factors. It covers indigenous texts, colonial writing and reading, poetry, fiction and theatre throughout two centuries, biography and autobiography, and literary criticism in Australia. Other features of the companion are a chronology listing significant historical and literary events, and suggestions for further reading.

Under Eastern Eyes

Under Eastern Eyes

A Comparative Introduction to East European Travel Writing on Europe

  • Author: Wendy Bracewell,Alex Drace-Francis
  • Publisher: Central European University Press
  • ISBN: 9789639776111
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 388
  • View: 9743
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Twelve studies explicitly developed to elaborate on travel writing published in book form by east Europeans travelling in Europe from ca. 1550 to 2000. How did east Europeans have positioned themselves with relation to the notion of Europe, and how has the genre of travel writing served as a means of exploring and disseminating these ideas? A truly comparative and collective work with a substantial introductory study, the book has taken full advantage of the interdisciplinary and comparative potential of the team of project scholars working in the different national literatures, from different disciplinary perspectives

Encyclopedia of Travel Literature

Encyclopedia of Travel Literature

  • Author: Christopher Kevin Brown
  • Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 257
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Before the days of photography and TV, and when travelling abroad was for the very few, people learned about foreign countries, other peoples, and intrepid adventurers through the works of travel writers. This book sketches the lives of explorers, novelists and poets from 1450 to the present.

Time Travel

Time Travel

A History

  • Author: James Gleick
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307908801
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
  • View: 2780
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Best Books of 2016 BOSTON GLOBE * THE ATLANTIC From the acclaimed bestselling author of The Information and Chaos comes this enthralling history of time travel—a concept that has preoccupied physicists and storytellers over the course of the last century. James Gleick delivers a mind-bending exploration of time travel—from its origins in literature and science to its influence on our understanding of time itself. Gleick vividly explores physics, technology, philosophy, and art as each relates to time travel and tells the story of the concept's cultural evolutions—from H.G. Wells to Doctor Who, from Proust to Woody Allen. He takes a close look at the porous boundary between science fiction and modern physics, and, finally, delves into what it all means in our own moment in time—the world of the instantaneous, with its all-consuming present and vanishing future.

The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Canadian Literature

  • Author: Eva-Marie Kröller
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521891318
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 292
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A comprehensive and lively introduction to Canadian literature, its major genres, themes and preoccupations.

Romantic Literature and Postcolonial Studies

Romantic Literature and Postcolonial Studies

  • Author: Elizabeth A Bohls
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748678751
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 224
  • View: 7968
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This book examines the relationship between Romantic writing and the rapidly expanding British Empire.