The fascination of the Orient in travel literature and painting

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Abstract

The journey is one of the most recurring and chameleonic themes in contemporary society. The mere undertaking of a journey has undergone a slow and deep transformation, which reflects human evolution and denotes a civilization of undeniable vitality. Undoubtedly the mere appeal of travel has permeated the times, justified by the desire to discover the “Other” and simultaneously discover oneself as other. In fact, the pretext of displacement and movement, has given rise to a literary sub-genre of unusual popularity, establishing a complete vision of Man’s existence in its multiple facets, conflicts and challenges: travel literature
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-103
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Humanities and Management Sciences
Volume2016
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Art
  • Travel
  • Orient
  • Literature
  • Painting

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