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Treading in the footsteps of literary heroes.

Brown, L., 2016. Treading in the footsteps of literary heroes. European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation, 7 (1), 135 - 145.

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DOI: 10.1515/ejthr-2016-0016


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
Uncontrolled Keywords:Literary tourism; autoethnography; motivation; pilgrimage connection
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:24802
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:03 Oct 2016 11:04
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:59


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