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    DescriptionThe collected essays that comprise "The Traveling and Writing Self" examine the critical relationship between the journey, the author of the travel narrative, and published and private texts. Contributors draw attention to the performed nature of the travel writer's self, emphasizing that the carefully crafted persona of the traveler-protagonist is a fiction. The traveler's identity is frequently in flux, negotiating between social convention, literary convention, personal motivations, and nationalist agendas."The Traveling and Writing Self" is a notable addition to studies of travel writing because the contributors explore several genres in addition to the traditional accounts of the journey; these genres include histories of exploration, diaries, memoir, poetry, film, and short story. Not limited to a specific historical era or geographical location, individual chapters explore the work of Rebecca Solnit, Isak Dinesen, Melinda Atwood, William Byrd, E. J. Pratt, Beatrice Grimshaw, and Louisa May Alcott. From each, we learn that perhaps the most interesting subject of any travel account is the author.

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    The Traveling and Writing Self
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Marguerite H. Helmers, Edited by Tilar J. Mazzeo
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 150
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 220 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    ISBN 13: 9781443800433
    ISBN 10: 1443800430

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
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    LC classification: PN
    BIC subject category V2: WTLC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BISAC V2.8: LIT000000
    B&T General Subject: 495
    Abridged Dewey: 809
    DC22: 809.9332
    Thema V1.0: DNL, WTLC
    Cambridge Scholars Publishing
    Imprint name
    Cambridge Scholars Publishing
    Publication date
    01 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Author Information
    Marguerite Helmers is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She is the author of several books and articles on rhetoric, writing instruction, and visual culture studies, including Defining Visual Rhetorics. Tilar Mazzeo is Assistant Professor of English in the Department of English at Colby College. She is the editor of several volumes of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century British travel writing and the author of Plagiarism and Literary Property in the Romantic Period.