Guides to Travel Literature
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Any other suggested books/guides of similar nature would be greatly appreciated.
Neal Ascherson – Zwarte Zee
Ibn Battoeta – De reis
Lionel Casson – Travel in the ancient world
Victoria Clark – Why angels fall
William Dalrymple – From the Holy Mountain
Patrick Leigh Fermor – Mani and Roumeli
Philip Glazebrook - De reis naar Kars
Amitav Ghosh – In an antique land
Susanna Hoe - Crete, women, history, books and places
Norman Lewis - Voices of the old Sea
Theresa Maggio - The stone boudoir
Claudio Magris - Danube
Fatima Mernissi – Karawan
James Michener - Iberia: Spanish travels and reflections
Robert Tewdwr Moss – Cleopatra’s wedding present: travels through Syria
H.V. Norton – A traveller in Southern Italy
Peter Robb – Midnight in Sicily
Mary Taylor Simeti – Travels with a medieval queen: the journey of a Sicilian prencess
Patricia Storace – Dinner with Persephone
The Piano Shop on the Left Bank - Thaddeus Carhart
The Road to Ubar - Nicholas Clapp
Around Africa: From the Pillars of Hercules to the Strait of Gibraltar - Peter Marshall
Maiden Voyages: Writings of Women Travelers - Mary Morris
The Great Railway Bazaar - By Train Through Asia and other titles by Paul Theroux
Red China Blues: My Long March From Mao to Now
Jan Wong's China - Reports From a Not-so Foreign Correspondent
Beijing Confidential: a Tale of Comrades Lost and Found
I meant BOOKS ON BOOKS ON TRAVEL, or better said bibliographies but oh well. Just finished Naples '44 and Golden Earth by Norman Lewis but I have to admit that A Dragon Apparent is still my favorite travel book by that author or pretty much any author. It resulted in three trips to Vietnam, and one each to Laos and Cambodia!
These I have:
Daniel Koster - To Hellen’s noble land: Dutch accounts of travellers, geographers and historians on Greece (1488-1854)
Robert Eisner - The history and literature of travel to Greece
Susanna Hoe – Crete, women, history, books and places
Jane Robinson - A guide to women travellers
Ruud Lindeman, Yvonne Scherf, Rudolf Dekker - Reisverslagen van Noord-Nederlanders uit de zestiende tot begin negentiende eeuw
Not too long ago I discovered the excellent Sarah Anderson's Travel Companion: Africa and the Middle East. For each country she lists travel literature, history/culture volumes, guidebooks, fiction about the country and fiction from the country. I believe she runs/ran a travel bookstore in Britian. Apparently, her goal was to put out a volume for each region of the world, but I think this is the only one published so far.
Similar in format to what Eric Newby has done in his anthologies is Travelers' Tales' 365 travel: a daily book of journeys, meditations, and adventures.
The Quotable Traveler edited by Deborah McHugh is also useful. Lots of quotes pertaining to travel. In the back there's a handy list of those quoted and works cited.
Also, Houghton Mifflin Company publishes an annual anthology of travel writing, "The Best American Tracel Writing", which may lead you to discover some new names. Among the guest editors the last few years you'll find Bill Bryson, Paul Theroux and Pico Iyer, so you can expect a wide range of travel styles.
Slightly off-topic, I just blogged about the direction of travel writing. What you said about about stand-up comics and unqualified travelers indicates that you may want to comment on it. #8D) Have a look at bjornfree.blogspot.com if you like.
Also, if you want to read the article you can find it at http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/books/2008610111_international11.html
The 86 Greatest Travel Books of All Time
The National Geographic Ultimate Travel Literature Library
The Traveler's Reading Guide: Ready-Made Reading Lists for the Armchair Traveler by Maggy Simony,
Good books for the curious traveler Asia and the South Pacific by Theodora Nelson and Good books for the curious traveler Europe by Theodora Nelson
I also have a particular fondness for books on Latin American travel and this is a classic if very specific: American and British Writers in Mexico, 1556-1973 by Drewey Wayne Gunn Of course, since only 3 of us own it, it is probably not about to shoot to LT's top readership but it spurs one on to acquire more "have to have" titles.
Also, Travelers to an Antique Land: The History and Literature of Travel to Greece by Robert Eisner and that classic by Paul Fussell Abroad: British Literary Traveling Between the Wars
I keep posting this all over various LT threads, but there are some damn good titles here.
I'm just getting around to the forums here on LT, quite a fantastic resource and entertainment. Glad you're all here.
glad yo like it here!
Picador Travel Classics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picador_Travel_Classics
International Society for Travel Writing. Top 10 books of 20th C: http://istw-travel.org/top_10.html
Points Unknown: The Greatest Adventure Writing of the Twentieth Century by David Roberts. See Amazon "look inside" in the TOC for the book titles.
World Hum's Top 30 Travel Books: http://www.worldhum.com/features/travel-books/world_hums_top_30_travel_books_200...
The Man's Essential Library: 50 Non-Fiction Adventure Books: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/8641565/The-Mans-Essential-Library-50-Non-Fiction-Ad...
eLand Travel Books: http://www.travelbooks.co.uk/shop-online-books/
The 25 Most Incredible Survival Stories of All Time: http://survival.outdoorlife.com/photos/gallery/survival/2011/05/survival-blog-su...
(if links inoperable check Wayback Machine)
Thanks all for sharing knowledge.