Towards a Modernist Travel Culture

in Volume 6 (2005): Issue 1 (Jun 2005): Balkan Travel Writing
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This article starts from three preliminary and interrelated issues: the status of travel writing as a literary genre and its development in the first half of the twentieth century; the social/textual figures that define the tendencies in travel culture and its main protagonists (especially the dichotomy of traveller/tourist as a particular figure of the dichotomy of high/popular culture); and, finally, the concept of modernism that enables a sound integration of all the elements necessary for such an analysis. In order to facilitate understanding, examples from English literature and travel writing will occasionally be given.

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The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing

in Volume 6 (2005): Issue 1 (Jun 2005): Balkan Travel Writing