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The New Granta Book of Travel, EPUB eBook

The New Granta Book of Travel EPUB

Edited by Liz Jobey


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A collection of travel writing by some of the genre's finest authors, from Paul Theroux to Sara Wheeler, voyaging from Mississippi to Malawi and Thailand.

The New Granta Book of Travel Writing represents a sea change in writers' approaches to the craft. The 1980s were the culmination of a golden age, when writers including Bruce Chatwin, James Hamilton-Paterson and James Fenton set out to document life in largely unfamiliar territory, bringing back tales of the beautiful, the extraordinary and the unexpected.

By the mid 1990s, travel writing seemed to change, as a younger generation of writers appeared in the magazine, making journeys for more complex and often personal reasons. Decca Aitkenhead reported on sex tourism in Thailand, and Wendell Steavenson moved to Iraq as a foreign correspondent. What all these pieces have in common is a sense of engagement with the places they describe, and a belief that whether we are in Birmingham or Belarus, there is always something new to be discovered.</