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18%OFFBernd Stiegler - Traveling in Place - 9780226774671 - V9780226774671
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Traveling in Place

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Description for Traveling in Place Hardback. Armchair travel may seem like an oxymoron. Doesn't travel require us to leave the house? No passport, no currency, no security screening required - the luxury of armchair travel is accessible to us all. In this book, the author celebrates this convenient, magical means of transport in all its many forms. Translator(s): Filkins, Peter. Num Pages: 272 pages, 83 halftones. BIC Classification: DSB; JFCX; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 140 x 22. Weight in Grams: 431.
Armchair travel may seem like an oxymoron. Doesn't travel require us to leave the house? And yet, anyone who has lost herself for hours in the descriptive pages of a novel or the absorbing images of a film knows the very real feeling of having explored and experienced a different place or time without ever standing up from the couch. No passport, no currency, no security screening required-the luxury of armchair travel is accessible to us all. In Traveling in Place, Bernd Stiegler celebrates this convenient, magical means of transport in all its many forms. Organized into twenty-one "legs" - ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
The University of Chicago Press United States
Number of pages
272
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2013
Condition
New
Weight
436g
Number of Pages
264
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780226774671
SKU
V9780226774671
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About Bernd Stiegler
Bernd Stiegler is professor of twentieth-century German literature and of literature and media at the University of Konstanz. Peter Filkins is a poet and teaches literature at Bard College.

Reviews for Traveling in Place
"Bernd Stiegler introduces us to a history of travelogues, all written by trailblazers who measure the span of their adventures by the number of paces between the fireside armchair and the window casement. Stiegler shows the degree to which the room of the writer has become a microcosm, already stocked with enough exotic detail to place itself at the infinite ... Read more

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