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Conclusion: The Nature of the Boundary

Stephen Clingman

in The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278497
eISBN:
9780191706981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278497.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Conclusion presents a meditation on some of the key motifs of the book, turning on the idea of the nature of the boundary. It considers questions of self, place, the global, and the ... More


Travellers' Tales of Wonder: Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald

Simon Cooke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748675463
eISBN:
9780748684373
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675463.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This study challenges a sensibility of disenchantment with travel by exploring wonder in contemporary travel writing. It reassesses travel writing as an aesthetically and ethically innovative form in ... More


The Books in My Life

Michael Jackson

in The Other Shore: Essays on Writers and Writing

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275249
eISBN:
9780520954823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275249.003.0022
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Sometimes the books that have the greatest impact on us are neither classics nor best sellers, but obscure titles by authors who won few plaudits or awards.


Bruce Chatwin and the ‘modern WONDER VOYAGE’: In Patagonia (1977)

Simon Cooke

in Travellers' Tales of Wonder: Chatwin, Naipaul, Sebald

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748675463
eISBN:
9780748684373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675463.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter approaches Bruce Chatwin’s In Patagonia in the terms suggested by the writer himself – as a ‘modern wonder voyage’. It argues that is as such that the book is an exemplary travellers’ ... More


Maps, Dreams and the Presentation of Ethnographic Narrative

in Interdisciplinary Measures: Literature and the Future of Postcolonial Studies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311093
eISBN:
9781846313332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311093.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the role of anthropologist as author — a professional ethnographer whose alertness to the rhetorical impact of his work is demonstrated in the unconventional but persuasive ... More


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