Thursday, 8 July 2010

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene...

From Shakespeare's somewhat Anglicised Verona to Conrad's mysterious Congo, the depiction of foreign countries is literature has been imaginative and widespread. Yet there are fears that today's society, in which a holiday overseas is a common, if not annual event. are failing to see the attraction of travel writing, when they can view lands in person as opposed to through subjective text. There remains only one UK literary prize for travel writing, and as it is time for the Dolman Travel book of the year to be announced, here is a podcast on the genre and its future prospects.

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