Bill Bryson ́s View Both of Great Britain and the United States of America in "Notes from a Small Island" and "Notes from a Big Country"

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ISBN : 3640284283
Pages : 32 pages
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Download or read book Bill Bryson ́s View Both of Great Britain and the United States of America in "Notes from a Small Island" and "Notes from a Big Country" written by M. A. Baum and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2009-03 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 3,0, University of Marburg (Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Transatlantic Stereotyping - Views From / About Both Sides of the Ocean, 46 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Criticism of Bryson's novels is not advanced but his narratives can be investigated in terms of genre, intertextuality, language, and nationality. This paper expands on the topic of Bryson's view both of Great Britain and the United States of America by means of national stereotyping as it emerges from his novels Notes from a Small Island (1995) and Notes from a Big Country (1998). I maintain that Bryson depicts Britain and America in an authentic andeducative as well as hilarious and exaggerated manner to emphasize differences between the nations in question. I will prove my thesis that Bryson both criticises and praises British andAmerican values which affect the national character. Bryson conveys his national views both from the perspective of an insider and outsider. William "Bill" McGuire Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. In 1973, he travelled to England where he became acquainted with his wife, Cynthia Billen, with whom he has four children. Bryson lived in Yorkshire, returned to America to graduate in 1995, and resided with his family in Norfolk, in 2003. While in America Bryson is well-known for elaborating on the English language, he accomplished bestseller standing with travelogues in Great Britain. Although he claims not to be a travel writer because he "stumbled into this genre," Bryson composes "books on travel and the English language" in which his "wanderlust and eccentricity" promise a unique reading adventure (Oder 191). Travel writing is a neglected but miscellaneous genre of ancient times which flourished in the sixteenth century and encompasses narratives of expansionism, such as encyclopaedic accounts of foreign nations, and became th

Bill Bryson ́s View of Great Britain and the USA in "Notes from a Small Island" and "Notes from a Big Country"

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ISBN : 3640281330
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Download or read book Bill Bryson ́s View of Great Britain and the USA in "Notes from a Small Island" and "Notes from a Big Country" written by Oliver Baum, M.A. and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2009-03-03 with total page 27 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 3,0, University of Marburg (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Transatlantic Stereotyping - Views From / About Both Sides of the Ocean, 46 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Criticism of Bryson’s novels is not advanced but his narratives can be investigated in terms of genre, intertextuality, language, and nationality. This paper expands on the topic of Bryson’s view both of Great Britain and the United States of America by means of national stereotyping as it emerges from his novels Notes from a Small Island (1995) and Notes from a Big Country (1998). I maintain that Bryson depicts Britain and America in an authentic and educative as well as hilarious and exaggerated manner to emphasize differences between the nations in question. I will prove my thesis that Bryson both criticises and praises British and American values which affect the national character. Bryson conveys his national views both from the perspective of an insider and outsider. William “Bill” McGuire Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. In 1973, he travelled to England where he became acquainted with his wife, Cynthia Billen, with whom he has four children. Bryson lived in Yorkshire, returned to America to graduate in 1995, and resided with his family in Norfolk, in 2003. While in America Bryson is well-known for elaborating on the English language, he accomplished bestseller standing with travelogues in Great Britain. Although he claims not to be a travel writer because he “stumbled into this genre”, Bryson composes “books on travel and the English language” in which his “wanderlust and eccentricity” promise a unique reading adventure (Oder 191). Travel writing is a neglected but miscellaneous genre of ancient times which flourished in the sixteenth century and encompasses narratives of expansionism, such as encyclopaedic accounts of foreign nations, and became the principal negotiator of propagating stereotypes in colonial novels. While Bryson’s journey novel Notes from a Small Island depicts the Great Britain he adores, he grudgingly wrote columns about America which resulted in his journalistic novel Notes from a Big Country.

Notes from a Big Country

Publisher : Doubleday UK
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Pages : 318 pages
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Download or read book Notes from a Big Country written by Bill Bryson and published by Doubleday UK. This book was released on 1998 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After nearly two decades in England, Bill Bryson returned to the country of his birth. Gathered here are 18 months' worth of his Mail on Sunday columns about that strange phenomena, the American way of life, in which he brings his bemused wit to bear on one of the world's craziest countries.

Made in America

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ISBN : 1784161861
Pages : 566 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (784 users)

Download or read book Made in America written by Bill Bryson and published by Random House. This book was released on 2016-09-08 with total page 566 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Funny, wise, learned and compulsive' - GQ Bill Bryson turns away from travelling the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Continent, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid and Notes from a Big Country, for a fast, exhilarating ride along the Route 66 of American language and popular culture. In Made in America, Bryson tells the story of how American arose out of the English language, and along the way, de-mythologizes his native land - explaining how a dusty desert hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the Wild West wasn't won, why Americans say 'lootenant' and 'Toosday', how they were eating junk food long before the word itself was cooked up - as well as exposing the true origins of the words G-string, blockbuster, poker and snafu. 'A tremendously sassy work, full of zip, pizzazz and all those other great American qualities' Will Self, Independent on Sunday

International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004

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ISBN : 9781857431797
Pages : 624 pages
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Download or read book International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004 written by Europa Publications and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 624 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Accurate and reliable biographical information essential to anyone interested in the world of literature TheInternational Who's Who of Authors and Writersoffers invaluable information on the personalities and organizations of the literary world, including many up-and-coming writers as well as established names. With over 8,000 entries, this updated edition features: * Concise biographical information on novelists, authors, playwrights, columnists, journalists, editors, and critics * Biographical details of established writers as well as those who have recently risen to prominence * Entries detailing career, works published, literary awards and prizes, membership, and contact addresses where available * An extensive listing of major international literary awards and prizes, and winners of those prizes * A directory of major literary organizations and literary agents * A listing of members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Dictionary of International Biography

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Download or read book Dictionary of International Biography written by and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A biographical record of contemporary achievement together with a key to the location of the original biographical notes.

I'm a Stranger Here Myself

Publisher : Broadway
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Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book I'm a Stranger Here Myself written by Bill Bryson and published by Broadway. This book was released on 1999 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author describes his return to America after two decades of living abroad and his disconcerting reunion with his homeland as he discusses motels, tax-return instructions, hardware stores, and other topics

Words on Cassette

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Pages : 2468 pages
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Download or read book Words on Cassette written by and published by . This book was released on 1997 with total page 2468 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

International Who's who of Authors and Writers

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Download or read book International Who's who of Authors and Writers written by and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The New Yorker

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Download or read book The New Yorker written by Harold Wallace Ross and published by . This book was released on 1997 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

In a Sunburned Country

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Pages : 307 pages
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Download or read book In a Sunburned Country written by Bill Bryson and published by Broadway. This book was released on 2000 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author takes readers on a tour of the land Down Under that goes far beyond packaged-tour routes

Book Review Digest

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Download or read book Book Review Digest written by and published by . This book was released on 1997 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Boston Globe Index

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Download or read book The Boston Globe Index written by and published by . This book was released on 1996 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Chicago Tribune Index

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Download or read book Chicago Tribune Index written by and published by . This book was released on 1996 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Quill & Quire

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Download or read book Quill & Quire written by and published by . This book was released on 1996 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Lost Continent

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ISBN : 9780060161583
Pages : 326 pages
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Download or read book The Lost Continent written by Bill Bryson and published by VNR AG. This book was released on 1989 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When a native of Iowa returns from England to wander across America's heartland in search of the perfect small town, the result is a string of hilarious anecdotes and biting social commentary