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Mobility at Large: Globalization, Textuality and Innovative Travel Writing

Justin D. Edwards and Rune Graulund

Abstract

This book explores a unique trajectory of travel writing. Instead of focusing on best-selling travel texts by Paul Theroux, Bill Bryson, Michael Palin, Alain de Botton and others, this book examines a strand of innovative contemporary travel writing wherein the authors experiment with form, content and the politics of representation. In this, innovative travel texts by a range of writers — from Michael Ondaatje and Caryl Phillips to Daphne Marlatt and Sam Miller — transform the genre by inscribing travel, migration, mobility and displacement within a variety of experimental textual strategies ... More

Keywords: travel writing, travel, migration, mobility, displacement, textual strategies, personal identity, space, subjectivity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781846318214
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317736

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Justin D. Edwards, author

Rune Graulund, author