Abroad: British Literary Traveling between the Wars

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Oxford University Press, 17/06/1982 - 256 páginas
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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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ABROAD: British Literary Traveling Between The Wars

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"Before tourism there was travel, and before travel there was exploration." Fussell, who sounds in his wittier moments like S. J. Perelman turned professor, is too much the tenderfoot and ben vivant ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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When Fussell sinks his teeth into a major figure of the era -- Robert Byron, for instance -- he's very good. But other parts of the book are just whiny complaining about how modern-day tourism isn't ... Ler crítica na íntegra

Índice

Frozen Oranges
3
Nowhere to Go
9
I Hate It Here
15
The Passport Nuisance
24
All These Frontiers
31
From Exploration to Travel to Tourism
37
The Travel Atmosphere
50
Graham Greenes Parallel Journey
65
See It with Someone You Like
117
Norman Douglass Temporary Attachments
119
That Splendid Enclosure
130
The New Heliophily
137
The Places of D H Lawrence
141
Little Pots of Excrement for Sale
164
Evelyn Waughs Moral Entertainments
171
Travel Books as Literary Phenomena
202

One of the Cheapest Ways of Living
71
The Englishness of It All
73
Sancte Roberte Ora pro Nobis
79
LAmour de Voyage
113
The End
215
Sources
229
Index
240
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Página 13 - Night would pass. Polly. Were I sold on Indian Soil, Soon as the burning Day was clos'd, I could mock the sultry Toil When on my Charmer's Breast repos'd.

Acerca do autor (1982)

Paul Fussell Jr. was born in Pasadena, California on March 22, 1924. He was drafted into the Army in 1943 while attending Pomona College. During his tour of duty, he won the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He returned to college in 1945. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Pomona College in 1947 and a master's degree and a doctorate in English from Harvard University. He taught English at Connecticut College for Women, Rutgers University, and the University of Pennsylvania. During this time he wrote several books on literary topics including The Rhetorical World of Augustan Humanism: Ethics and Imagery from Swift to Burke, Poetic Meter and Poetic Form, and Samuel Johnson and the Life of Writing. In 1975, he published The Great War and Modern Memory, which was a study of World War I and how its horrors fostered a disillusioned modernist sensibility. This book won both the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism and the National Book Award for Arts and Letters. His other works include Abroad: British Literary Traveling Between the Wars, Class: A Guide Through the American Status System, Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War, BAD: Or, the Dumbing of America, and Doing Battle: The Making of a Skeptic. He died of natural causes on May 23, 2012 at the age of 88.

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