Contemporary Travel Narratives Representative Works - Essay

Representative Works

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Maya Angelou
All God's Children Need Traveling Shoes (autobiography) 1986

Richard Bangs
Islands of Fire, Islands of Spice: Exploring the Wild Places of Indonesia (nonfiction) 1988
Riding the Dragon's Back: The Race to Raft the Upper Yangtze (nonfiction) 1989
The Lost River: A Memoir of Life, Death and Transformation on Wild Water (nonfiction) 1999

William F. Buckley, Jr.
Airborne: A Sentimental Journey (nonfiction) 1976
Atlantic High: A Celebration (nonfiction) 1982
Racing Through Paradise: A Pacific Passage (nonfiction) 1987

Bruce Chatwin
In Patagonia (nonfiction) 1977
On the Black Hill (novel) 1982
What Am I Doing Here (essays and short stories) 1989

Michael Crichton
Travels (autobiography) 1988

Robyn Davidson
Tracks (nonfiction) 1980
Desert Places (nonfiction) 1996

Christina Dodwell
A Traveller in China (nonfiction) 1985

Beverly Donofrio
Riding in Cars with Boys: Confessions of a Bad Girl Who Makes Good (memoir) 1990

Philip Glazebrook
Journey to Kars (nonfiction) 1984

Pico Iyer
Video Night in Kathmandu: And Other Reports from the Not-So-Far East (nonfiction) 1988
The Lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto (nonfiction) 1991
Falling Off the Map: Some Lonely Places of the World (memoir) 1993

Irma Kurtz
The Great American Bus Ride: An Intrepid Woman's Cross-Country Adventure (memoir) 1993

Claude Levi-Strauss
Tristes Tropiques (nonfiction) 1955

Frances Mayes
Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy (novel) 1996

Peter Mayle
A Year in Provence (memoir) 1990
Toujours Provence (memoir) 1991
Acquired Tastes (memoir) 1992

Alberto Moravia
Which Tribe Do You Belong To? (nonfiction) 1972

Mary Morris
Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone (memoir) 1988
Wall to Wall: From Beijing to Berlin by Rail (memoir) 1991

V. S. Naipaul
An Area of Darkness (nonfiction) 1964
The Enigma of Arrival: A Novel in Five Sections (novel) 1987

Redmond O'Hanlon
Into the Heart of Borneo (nonfiction) 1984
In Trouble Again: Journeys between the Orinoco and the Amazon (nonfiction) 1988

Jonathan Raban
Coasting: A Private Journey (novel) 1986
Hunting Mister Heartbreak: A Discovery of America (novel) 1990
Waxwings (novel) 2003

Salman Rushdie
The Jaguar Smile: A Nicaraguan Journey (nonfiction) 1987

Paul Theroux
The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train through Asia (nonfiction) 1975
The Old Patagonian Express: By Train through the Americas (nonfiction) 1979
The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific (nonfiction) 1992
The Pillars of Hercules: A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean (nonfiction) 1995

Sorrel Wilby
Journey across Tibet (nonfiction) 1988