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Travel and Modernist Literature: Sacred and Ethical Journeys

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by Alexandra Peat
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Travel and Modernist Literature: Sacred and Ethical Journeys by Alexandra Peat

Through close readings of works from Henry James to W. E. B. Du Bois, and from Virginia Woolf to Jean Rhys, this book discusses how fictional travelers negotiate and adapt various tropes of travel (such as quest, expatriation, displacement, and exile) as models for their own journeys. Specifically, Peat considers the ethical dimensions of modernist travel from two distinct vantages. The first focuses on the relationship between the secular and the sacred in modernist travel literature, arguing that the recurrent narrative of secular travel is haunted by a desire for spiritual transcendence. The second posits modernist travel fiction as a potentially positive example of transcultural relations, consciously arguing against the received notion that travel during an imperial era is always by nature itself imperialist. Throughout, particular attention is paid to the transnational nature of modernism and the various global flows traced by modernist literature.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 245
Size: 448 KB
Publisher: Routledge
Date published:   2012
ISBN: 2370005523117 (EPUB)

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