Name: Affiliation: Course: Tutor: Date: Pippiest place on earth by Sam Anderson and the paid piper by Grant Stoddard The best way to communicate with an author of a certain book is through reading their books and work. Having the feel of what they did or where they traveled. This is known as literary tourism. Through this the thoughts of the writer are expressed through the places his body passed through what he did what he ate. The writer gives patterns of work through vivid description of people and places which are not physically there making the reader feel as if they have traveled to those exact previous day indicating that many people came to visit the Dickens World. He learned more about Dickens world and had new experiences which are all that travel writing aims to experience. Whereas in Paid Piper after the writer posts an activity and it failed to enlist a minimum number of people set by the organizer within 24 hours of its start time it is canceled he thus had to be creative to gain more takers. He got new experiences when he traveled to new places getting new experiences as a travel writer. Citations “The Paid Piper” by Grant Stoddardhttp://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9801E4DC1F30F93BA25752C1A9649D8B63&pagewanted=all “The Pippiest Place on Earth” by Sam Anderson http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/magazine/dickens-world.html [...]
From these essays, discuss the ways they do (or do not) educate, or conform to, your developing understanding of the nature of travel writing. Consider such questions as these (they are suggested issues to consider; you may shape your essay around different themes): How do (or don’t) the essays qualify to be considered “travel writing”? How do the authors see with the “mind’s eye” in ways that allow a reader to imagine that s/he is actually visiting their scenes? Early in the course we observed that travel writing expresses a wide range of intentions and experiences, and that “though not all of it is profound, all of it is about finding and finding out.” How do these last essays demonstrate those ideas?