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Journeys in Ireland: Literary Travellers, Rural Landscapes, Cultural Relations
by Martin Ryle
This volume offers a reasoned critical account of a wide range of travel writing about rural Ireland. The focus is on work by English travellers, from the 'scenic tourists' of the post-Romantic period to Eric Newby in the 1980s. Ryle also discusses accounts by American and English anthropologists, as well as writing by Irish authors including J. M. Synge, George Moore, Sea ...more
Hardcover, 190 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Ashgate Publishing
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A good overview of travel writing in Ireland, focusing largely on post-Romantic British writers. The author meanders through the topic both topographically and chronologically, as well as including his own personal anecdotes and observations as a travel writer, which adds an authentic flavor to the book. Some chapters drag a bit, but overall an enjoyable read for those interested in travel writing and/or the Irish landscape.