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Author Healey, Kimberley J.

Title The modernist traveler : French detours, 1900-1930 / Kimberley J. Healey.

Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2003.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 175 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-169) and index.
Summary The Modernist Traveler considers figures whose writing about travel rebelled against a literary tradition of exoticism, adventure stories, and novelistic travelogues. Instead these writers initiated a modernist strain in travel writing and a shift in the literary establishment and the culture at large. Kimberley J. Healey focuses on those French writers and thinkers who traveled in order to experience a displacement of both the inner self and the physical body while writing against the prevalent tradition of travel literature. The modern self, modern time, colonial spaces, and the physical body are Healey's concerns as she reads works by Victor Segalen, Paul Morand, Blaise Cendrars, Henri Michaux, Saint-John Perse, Guillaume Apollinaire, Paul Nizan, Albert Londres, Andre Malraux, Valery Larbaud, and Isabelle Eberhardt. Her book shows how, in the field of French literature, these texts about travel best capture the modernist experience of being alone in a world of new technologies, cultural diversity, and anxiety about the self. Kimberley J. Healey is an assistant professor of French at the University of Rochester.
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Subject French -- Travel -- History -- 20th century.
Travelers' writings, French.
Literature and society -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Healey, Kimberley J. Modernist traveler. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2003 0803224125 (DLC) 2003000210 (OCoLC)51454449
ISBN 0803203411 (electronic bk.)
9780803203419 (electronic bk.)
0803224125 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780803224124 (cloth ; alk. paper)