Old Worlds, New Travels: Jack London’s People of the Abyss, Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, and the Cultural Politics of Travel
Positions both works within the Grand Tour tradition, focusing on each author’s working-class consciousness as writers traveling abroad. Maier discusses the cultural tension between travel and tourism and explores Hemingway’s construction of American identity through mobility and its impact on American travel for generations to come. Concludes that Jake’s status as a Paris-based journalist, while marking him as a local insider, isolates him as a class outsider from his fellow expatriate travelers.
Studies in American Naturalism