Tourism and Pilgrimage: Paying Homage to Literary Heroes.

Brown, L., 2016. Tourism and Pilgrimage: Paying Homage to Literary Heroes. International Journal of Tourism Research, 18 (2), pp. 167-175.

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DOI: 10.1002/jtr.2043


By exploring the experiences of visiting the grave of famous authors, this study highlights the place of literary tourism in the tourism pilgrimage literature. It is based on an observational study of visitors to the grave of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir in Paris. Analysis reveals that visitors were motivated by a desire for closeness, a wish to pay their respects and to acknowledge the influence on their life of the two writers. The study notes a strong parallel between the religious and the literary pilgrim, and contributes to knowledge on the phenomenon of the secular pilgrimage.

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