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Travellers' Tales of WonderChatwin, Naipaul, Sebald$
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Simon Cooke

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748675463

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748675463.001.0001

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Afterword: The ‘unlimited vicissitudes of travelling’

Afterword: The ‘unlimited vicissitudes of travelling’

(p.175) Afterword: The ‘unlimited vicissitudes of travelling’
Travellers' Tales of Wonder

Simon Cooke

Edinburgh University Press

The Afterword offers a brief summative conclusion and outlook, addressing the question of what ‘follows’ the works considered. It draws together the strands and literary historical patterns that have emerged through the readings, but suggests that the most enduring legacy of the works in terms of aesthetics and ethics, more important even than their specific formal features, is their liberating openness and lasting sense of wonder.

Keywords:   Literary history, Travel, Form, Wonder

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