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Narratives of Cyprus: Modern Travel Writing and Cultural by Jim Bowman

By Jim Bowman

Unease has marked family members among sleek trip writers and the folks of Cyprus. viewers like Lawrence Durrell, Colin Thubron, Christopher Hitchens and Sebastian Junger have registered the consequences of political strife on either the folks of the island and those that stopover at from in another country. Their bills reveal how geopolitical realities-such as colonization, insurgency, inter-communal struggle, and now many years of militarized ‘peace’-shape the narrating self and its family to others. right here, Jim Bowman assesses the consequences of Cypriot heritage on writings concerning the island via an research of memoirs, travelogues, political journalism, advisor books and ethnographies. via this exam of renowned texts, Bowman indicates how a western and politicized snapshot of Cyprus has been created, more and more divorced from the realities skilled through the neighborhood inhabitants. Narratives of Cyprus is a vital reassessment of Cyprus’ position in British tradition, and may be of curiosity to students and scholars of Anthropology, English Literature and Ethnographic Studies.

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