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Abroad : British Literary Traveling Between the Wars - Paul Fussell


British Literary Traveling Between the Wars

Paperback Published: 1st January 1996
ISBN: 9780195030686
Number Of Pages: 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.

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"This is the most interesting and insightful book that I have read on travel writing, and my students seem to agree."--Jonathan Smith, Texas A & M University "Abroad is an exemplary piece of criticism. It is immensely readable. It bristles with ideas. It disinters a regal lost masterpiece from the library stacks. It admits a whole area of writing-at last!-to its proper place in literary history."--The New York Times Book Review "What Fussell has done-brightly, wittily, with bravura display of critical methods-is to reclaim for travel writing a large measure of literary respectability."--Newsweek "[Fussell's] book is a fitting substitute for the real thing; it is a journey in time and space, offering the serendipitous pleasure of the open road."--Time "An absolutely dazzling continent of sociology, literary criticism, cultural history, biography and amusing anecdote, so borderlessly fused that we hardly realize what great intellectual distances we are covering."The New York Times "[A] witty book that bristles with outrageous assertions....Fussell obviously enjoys the act of writing about his reading, which is what makes the book so lively."--The Tribune (London)

Frozen Orangesp. 3
Nowhere to Gop. 9
I Hate It Herep. 15
The Passport Nuisancep. 24
All These Frontiersp. 31
From Exploration to Travel to Tourismp. 37
The Travel Atmospherep. 50
Graham Greene's Parallel Journeyp. 65
One of the Cheapest Ways of Livingp. 71
The Englishness of It Allp. 73
Sancte Roberte, Ora pro Nobisp. 79
L'Amour de Voyagep. 113
See It with Someone You Likep. 117
Norman Douglas's Temporary Attachmentsp. 119
That Splendid Enclosurep. 130
The New Heliophilyp. 137
The Places of D. H. Lawrencep. 141
Little Pots of Excrement for Salep. 164
Evelyn Waugh's Moral Entertainmentsp. 171
Travel Books as Literary Phenomenap. 202
The Endp. 215
Sourcesp. 229
Indexp. 241
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ISBN: 9780195030686
ISBN-10: 0195030680
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st January 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.34