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mod9 - Module Nine The Travel Essay Module 9 Due Date 25...

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Module 9 - 32 Module Nine: The Travel Essay Module 9 Due Date: 25 November 2010 Value: 20% Objectives: 1. Differentiate between travel writing and travel guide writing. 2. Learn the importance of discovery and truthfulness in travel writing. 3. Use the guidelines for writing a personal essay to assist in creating a piece of travel writing. Readings: Stewart and Allen “Personal Essays” in Forms of Writing (5 th edition) Toronto: Prentice Hall 2009, pp. 111-122 READER: Paul Theroux “Travel Writing: The Point of It” in Theroux, Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings 1985-2000 London: Hamish Hamilton, 2000 pp. 37-41. READER: Alden Mudge “Paul Theroux: A truthful traveler with a sense of discovery.” READER: Jan Morris, “Preferring a Blur” in Morris’ Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere , London: Faber & Faber, 2001, pp. 17-24. Commentary: The travel essay is a type of personal and reflective essay, for those who take it seriously. There is a distinct difference between a tourism piece, which simply lists the attractions and “must-do” activities, and a travel essay. The latter discusses the personal significance of a
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