Travel Writing
Carl Thompson
Rate this book
Clear rating

Travel Writing (New Critical Idiom)

3.0 of 5 stars 3.00  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  3 reviews
An increasingly popular genre addressing issues of empire, colonialism, post-colonialism, globalization, gender and politics travel writing offers the reader a movement between the familiar and the unknown.

In this volume, Carl Thompson:

introduces the genre, outlining competing definitions and key debates provides a broad historical survey from the medieval period to the pr...more
Unknown Binding, 240 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Routledge (first published September 30th 2009)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Travel Writing, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Travel Writing

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 32)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Alasdair Pettinger
The tone is genial and Carl Thompson balances opposing viewpoints judiciously. And, where appropriate, examples are provided through close readings of short extracts from a small group of diverse (if mostly Anglophone) authors: William Dampier, Walter Ralegh, Laurence Sterne, Maria Graham, John Ross, Henry Morton Stanley, Graham Greene, W G Sebald, Peter Biddlecombe, Bill Bryson, and others.

Thompson is especially good on what he calls (borrowing from Stephen Shapin) 'epistemological decorum': ho...more
Guy Choate
Too academic for my tastes, but it does span a lot of travel writing history. While at parts it made my brain hurt, it also made me want to look up a lot of the works Thompson mentions.
tatmin edici değil
Finn Jørgensen
Finn Jørgensen marked it as to-read
Sep 14, 2014
Jennifer Wang
Jennifer Wang marked it as to-read
Aug 03, 2014 marked it as to-read
Jul 21, 2014
Ghodsieh Rezvanian
Ghodsieh Rezvanian marked it as to-read
Jun 27, 2014
Julinda Ooi
Julinda Ooi marked it as to-read
Dec 13, 2013
Siva Kumar
Siva Kumar marked it as to-read
Nov 30, 2013
Showqi Mohsen
Showqi Mohsen marked it as to-read
Oct 02, 2013
Teresa added it
Aug 31, 2013
Amanda marked it as to-read
May 06, 2013
Askimokyss is currently reading it
Apr 29, 2013
Gaby Wolferink-schaap
Gaby Wolferink-schaap is currently reading it
Nov 15, 2012
Jackie Jia
Jackie Jia is currently reading it
Dec 21, 2011
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Shipwreck in Art and Literature: Images and Interpretations from Antiquity to the Present Day Essential Decision Making and Clinical Judgement for Nurses Jasmine Absolute The Suffering Traveller and the Romantic Imagination Essential Decision Making and Clinical Judgement for Nurses

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »