Cultural Encounters: European Travel Writing in the 1930s

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Charles Burdett, Derek Duncan
Berghahn Books, 2002 - History - 211 pages
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The 1930s were one of the most important decades in defining the history of the twentieth century. It saw the rise of right-wing nationalism, the challenge to established democracies and the full force of imperialist aggression. Cultural Encounters makes an important contribution to our understanding of the ideological and cultural forces which were active in defining notions of national identity in the 1930s. By examining the work of writers and journalists from a range of European countries who used the medium of travel writing to articulate perceptions of their own and other cultures, the book gives a comprehensive account of the complex intellectual climate of the 1930s.

Charles Burdettis lecturer in Italian at the University of Bristol and co-editor of European Memories of the Second World War (1999). He is currently working on representations of Africa in fascist Italy.Derek Duncanis lecturer in Italian at the University of Bristol. He has published extensively on twentieth century Italian literature with particular reference to questions of gender and sexuality.

  

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Contents

Travel Theory Geography and
11
New Approaches to 1930s Travel
29
Giovanni Comissos Memories
49
Spanish
65
Italian Tourists and Travellers
107
Tradition and Modernism in Gustav Rene Hockes Travel Books
121
Gide in Egypt 1939
143
Robert Byrons
159
Travel Journalism and Frances
173
Travelling through
187
Index
205
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