Literary Tourism: Pro and Con

Some of us booklovers enjoy (or fantasize about) visiting the haunts of some of our favorite authors.

According to this 2011 book written by Simon Goldhill, literary pilgrimages have been common at least since Victorian times. The book is a description of visits to several authors’ homes (or, in Freud’s case, offices), with reflections on what such pilgrimages “mean.”

The treatment (book description plus reader reviews) is here.

Found via Literary Tourist


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