“Remember Spain!” Edith Wharton and the Book She Never Wrote

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Title: “Remember Spain!” Edith Wharton and the Book She Never Wrote
Authors: Gómez Reus, Teresa
Research Group/s: Research in Transhistorical Literary Studies in English (RTLSE)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Filología Inglesa
Keywords: Edith Wharton | Travels | Spain | A Motor-Flight through Spain
Knowledge Area: Filología Inglesa
Issue Date: 9-Feb-2017
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: English Studies. 2017, 98(2): 175-193. doi:10.1080/0013838X.2016.1241063
Abstract: Edith Wharton was an indefatigable traveller who was drawn to Europe’s landscapes and cultural heritage. Her footsteps across France and Italy have been carefully traced by her biographers and critics. The fact, however, that the writer’s infatuation with Europe also encompassed Spain has been largely overlooked in Wharton criticism. This article draws together published and archival materials, such as her unpublished letters about Spain, the Spain Diary and the typescript A Motor-Flight through Spain, to shed new light on Wharton’s complex engagement with this country and on the writing she produced in the wake of her Spanish journeys. Besides uncovering the influence that the Hispanist Royall Tyler had on her interest for this corner of Europe, this essay explores Wharton’s A Motor-Flight through Spain, places this unpublished script in dialogue with A Motor-Flight through France and finally offers an explanation for why this projected travelogue never saw the light of day.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/66398
ISSN: 0013-838X (Print) | 1744-4217 (Online)
DOI: 10.1080/0013838X.2016.1241063
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0013838X.2016.1241063
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