By Alexandra Peat
Through shut readings of works from Henry James to W. E. B. Du Bois, and from Virginia Woolf to Jean Rhys, this publication discusses how fictional tourists negotiate and adapt a number of tropes of shuttle (such as quest, expatriation, displacement, and exile) as types for his or her personal trips. in particular, Peat considers the moral dimensions of modernist go back and forth from distinctive vantages. the 1st specializes in the connection among the secular and the sacred in modernist trip literature, arguing that the recurrent narrative of secular trip is haunted via a wish for religious transcendence. the second one posits modernist shuttle fiction as a possibly confident instance of transcultural kin, consciously arguing opposed to the got proposal that shuttle in the course of an imperial period is usually via nature itself imperialist. all through, specific realization is paid to the transnational nature of modernism and many of the worldwide flows traced by way of modernist literature.
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Travel and Modernist Literature: Sacred and Ethical Journeys (Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature) by Alexandra Peat