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Literary Tourism


Literary Tourism is a type of cultural tourism that deals with places and events from fictional texts as well as the lives of their authors. This could include following the route a fictional character charts in a novel, visiting particular settings from a story or tracking down the haunts of a novelist. Cultural tourism (also culture tourism) is the subset of tourism concerned with a country or regions culture, especially its arts. ... FicTioNaL is a Gaming Legend. ...


Literary tourists are specifically interested in how places have influenced writing and at the same time how writing has created place. In order to become a literary tourist you only need a novel and an inquisitive mind-set, however there are literary guides, literary maps and literary tours to help you on your way.


In addition to visiting author and book sites, literary tourists often engage in bookstore tourism, browsing local bookshops for titles specifically related to the sites as well as other regional books and authors. Bookstore tourism is a type of cultural tourism that promotes independent bookstores as a group travel destination. ...


Literary Tourism in KwaZulu-Natal

'Literary Tourism in KwaZulu-Natal' is a National Research Foundation funded project that is working on a Literary Map that connects authors whose lives or work is tied in some significant way to specific places in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Each author entry contains a short biography, a selected bibliography and an excerpt from the author's work that relates to the place identified in the map. The map can be viewed here: [1] The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) was founded in 1946 as a centre for educational research and development in England and Wales. ... KwaZulu-Natal (often referred to as KZN) is a province of South Africa. ...


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Literary tourism, according to some commentators, provides a 'quick fix' literary experience; it appeals primarily to people who are too lazy, or insufficiently educated, to appreciate literature in its 'normal' mode of consumption, the silent communion between text and reader.
The death of the author, in the discourse of literary tourism, means not the liberation of the text and the birth of the reader so much as an invitation to worship at the graveside.
The adoration of famous writers, living or dead, is in the practices of tourism dependent on physical proximity: the body, or bodily remains, of the writer become the repository for literary genius, and paying homage becomes synonymous with experiencing, through one's own body, a sense of continuity and contact.
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