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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 booklet discusses how fictional tourists negotiate and adapt a variety of tropes of commute (such as quest, expatriation, displacement, and exile) as types for his or her personal trips. in particular, Peat considers the moral dimensions of modernist commute from unique vantages. the 1st specializes in the connection among the secular and the sacred in modernist trip literature, arguing that the recurrent narrative of secular commute is haunted via a wish for non secular transcendence. the second one posits modernist go back and forth fiction as a possibly optimistic instance of transcultural kinfolk, consciously arguing opposed to the obtained thought that go back and forth in the course of an imperial period is often by way of nature itself imperialist. all through, specific recognition is paid to the transnational nature of modernism and a few of the international flows traced by way of modernist literature.

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