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The Resource Travellers' tales of wonder : Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald, Simon Cooke

Travellers' tales of wonder : Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald, Simon Cooke

Label
Travellers' tales of wonder : Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald
Title
Travellers' tales of wonder
Title remainder
Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald
Statement of responsibility
Simon Cooke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Exploring travellers' tales of wonder in contemporary literature, this study challenges a sensibility of disenchantment with travel. It reassesses travel writing as an aesthetically and ethically innovative form in contemporary international literature, and demonstrates the crucial role of wonder in the travel narratives of writers such as Bruce Chatwin, V.S. Naipaul, and W.G. Sebald. Their 'travellers' tales of wonder' are read as a challenge to the hubris of thinking the world too well known, and an invitation to encounter the world - including its most troubling histories - with a sense of wonder. Key Features. Reassesses the place of travel writing in literary history to argue that the genre is important as a site of aesthetic innovation and ethical engagement in contemporary literature Demonstrates the central role of wonder in travel accounts often regarded as narratives of disenchantment Explores the way travellers' tales of wonder recover and renew ancient and early modern forms in approaching modern and contemporary issues Offers new, in-depth readings of the work of three major writers, in each case drawing on as yet unpublished results of archival research
Member of
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooke, Simon
Dewey number
809.9332
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.T7
LC item number
C66 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chatwin, Bruce
  • Naipaul, V. S.
  • Sebald, W. G.
  • Travel in literature
  • Travel writing
  • Chatwin, Bruce
  • Naipaul, V. S.
  • Sebald, W. G.
  • Sebald, W. G
  • Chatwin, Bruce
  • Naipaul, V. S
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • FICTION
  • Travel in literature
  • Travel writing
  • Reiseliteratur
Label
Travellers' tales of wonder : Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald, Simon Cooke
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on author's PhD thesis, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Germany, 2010
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-196) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the wonder that came later -- [pt.] I. 'Horizon of expectations' : travels in literary history. A question of form : genre and the journey -- 'An end to journeying' : travel and its discontents in late modernity -- Forms of recovery and renewal : travels in contemporary literature -- [pt.] II. Readings in contemporary travelers' tales of wonder. Bruce Chatwin and the 'modern WONDER VOYAGE' : In Patagonia (1977) -- V.S. Naipaul and the 'gift of wonder' : The enigma of arrival (1987) -- W.G. Sebald's travels through 'das unentdeckte Land' : Die Ringe des Saturn (1995) -- Afterword : the 'unlimited vicissitudes of travelling.'
Control code
839386944
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 202 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299456600
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9997468
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3432p8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)839386944
Label
Travellers' tales of wonder : Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald, Simon Cooke
Publication
Note
Based on author's PhD thesis, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Germany, 2010
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-196) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the wonder that came later -- [pt.] I. 'Horizon of expectations' : travels in literary history. A question of form : genre and the journey -- 'An end to journeying' : travel and its discontents in late modernity -- Forms of recovery and renewal : travels in contemporary literature -- [pt.] II. Readings in contemporary travelers' tales of wonder. Bruce Chatwin and the 'modern WONDER VOYAGE' : In Patagonia (1977) -- V.S. Naipaul and the 'gift of wonder' : The enigma of arrival (1987) -- W.G. Sebald's travels through 'das unentdeckte Land' : Die Ringe des Saturn (1995) -- Afterword : the 'unlimited vicissitudes of travelling.'
Control code
839386944
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 202 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299456600
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9997468
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt3432p8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)839386944

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