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Critics have long struggled to find a suitable category for travelogues. From its ancient origins to the present day, the travel narrative has borrowed elements from various genres from epic poetry to literary reportage in order to evoke distant cultures and exotic locales, and sometimes those closer to hand. Tim Youngs argues in this lucid and detailed Introduction that ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published February 28th 2014 by Cambridge University Press (first published May 1st 2013)
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This book covers a vast range of approaches to travel writing. It is not a "How To Write & Sell" instruction manual. Rather it traces the history of travel writing from the days of Marco Polo to the most recent trends. He covers the various types of travelogues, i.e., the quest, the inner journey and the adventure. While covering these genres, he provides many examples to support and illustrate his points.
As an author of a travel memoir, I found a great deal of ideas that were new to my expe
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