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Author Wittman, Emily Ondine, 1971- author.

Title Interwar Itineraries : authenticity in Anglophone and French travel writing / Emily O. Wittman.

Publication Info. Amherst, Massachusetts : Amherst College Press, [2022]

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (vii, 224 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-224).
Access Open access MiU
Summary How people traveled, and how people wrote about travel, changed in the interwar years. Novel technologies eased travel conditions, breeding new iterations of the colonizing gaze. The sense that another war was coming lent urgency and anxiety to the search for new places and "authentic" experiences. In Interwar Itineraries: Authenticity in Anglophone and French Travel Writing, Emily O. Wittman identifies a diverse group of writers from two languages who embarked on such quests. For these writers, authenticity was achieved through rugged adventure abroad to economically poorer destinations. Using translation theory and new approaches in travel studies and global modernisms, Wittman links and complicates the symbolic and rhetorical strategies of writers including André Gide, Ernest Hemingway, Michel Leiris, Isak Dinesen, Beryl Markham, among others, that offer insight into the high ethical stakes of travel and allow us to see in new ways how models of the authentic self are built and maintained through asymmetries of encounter.
Note This work is licensed under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International License Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-NoDerivatives
Local Note JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access
Subject Travel writing -- English-speaking countries -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Travel writing -- French-speaking countries -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Travelers' writings, English -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Travelers' writings, American -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Travelers' writings, French -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Travel in literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Travel in literature.
Travel writing.
Travelers' writings, American.
Travelers' writings, English.
Travelers' writings, French.
English-speaking countries.
French-speaking countries.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Amherst College Press, publisher.
Michigan Publishing (University of Michigan), issuing body.
ISBN 9781943208319 (electronic bk.)
194320831X (electronic bk.)
9781943208302 (paperback)
1943208301 (paperback)
Standard No. 10.3998/mpub.12093663