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Travel writing


  • Here are entered works on the authorship of writings by travelers that are often presented in narrative form or as memoirs. Collections of works written by travelers from several countries are entered under [Travelers' writings.] Collections of works written by travelers from a specific country are entered under [Travelers' writings] qualified by the nationality of the travelers, e.g. [Travelers' writings, American.] Works on travel to a specific place are entered under the name of the place with subdivision [Description and travel,] e.g. [Alaska--Description and travel.] Works on journalism that focuses on travel and the tourism industry are entered under [Travel journalism.]
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  • Variants

    • Travel--Authorship
  • Broader Terms

  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Purcell, A. The writer's guide to travel writing and photography, 1991.
    • found: LC database, Jan. 3, 1991(travel writer, travel writing)
    • found: The global politics of contemporary travel writing, 2006:p. 19 (the increasing popularity of travelogues in the context of mass tourism; travel writing remains popular because it feeds on images of otherness)
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on the authorship of writings by travelers that are often presented in narrative form or as memoirs. Collections of works written by travelers from several countries are entered under [Travelers' writings.] Collections of works written by travelers from a specific country are entered under [Travelers' writings] qualified by the nationality of the travelers, e.g. [Travelers' writings, American.] Works on travel to a specific place are entered under the name of the place with subdivision [Description and travel,] e.g. [Alaska--Description and travel.] Works on journalism that focuses on travel and the tourism industry are entered under [Travel journalism.]
  • Example Notes

    • Notes under [Travel journalism; Travelers' writings]
  • Change Notes

    • 1991-01-04: new
    • 2012-06-15: revised
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