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Treading in the footsteps of literary heroes: an autoethnography.

Brown, L., 2016. Treading in the footsteps of literary heroes: an autoethnography. European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation, 7 (2), 135 - 145.

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DOI: 10.1515/ejthr-2016-0016

Abstract

Literary tourism is an increasingly important market within the field of cultural and heritage tourism. However, it is under-represented in the literature. Still not enough is known about the motivations and experiences of literary tourists. This paper offers an autoethnographic account of a literary tourist trip to Le Café Les Deux Magots, a place associated with the writers and philosophers Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. The paper discusses the motivations for becoming a literary pilgrim, and describes the meaning attached to the place visited. It underscores the desire for connection with place and reflects on how this is achieved.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2182-4924
Uncontrolled Keywords:literary tourism; autoethnography; motivation; pilgrimage; connection
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:33769
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:16 Mar 2020 16:24
Last Modified:16 Mar 2020 16:24

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