Travelogues of Difference Book Review by Top Papers

Travelogues of Difference
Compares the travel writings of Caryl Phillips' "The European Tribe" and Karen Connolly's "Touch the Dragon - a Thai Journa.l"
# 132152 | 2,500 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Literature (General) , Tourism (General)

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This paper compares two very dissimilar travelogues in Caryl Phillips' "The European Tribe" and Karen Connolly's "Touch the Dragon - a Thai Journal" indicating how the former informs the reader of different places, as well as provides an over-riding conclusion for reflection. The second is poetic, personal and tells far more about a rather self-important Canadian young woman than about Thailand where she was a teenage exchange student for a year.

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"Travel writing can seem to come in waves, each decade producing volumes addressing parts of the world, and often showing the orientations of authors. Both works that are discussed in this paper can be seen as indicating the 20^th century's interest in distinctions of race or gender in keeping with a good deal of educated culture in English speaking countries. They are works whose authors are plainly self aware. Phillip's exploration of different places in North Africa, western and eastern..."

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