Milton Friedman's smile: travel culture and the poetics of a city

New Formations - ISSN 0950-2378
Volume 1990 Number 11

Milton Friedman's smile: travel culture and the poetics of a city
Peter D. Osborne, pages -

Abstract

In his account of a journey from England - home and mother - to Colombia, Osborne invokes as an ironic frame the structures of the oedipal narrative and of Cervantes’ Don Quixote. He points to the links between romanticism and (post)modem tourism, and its frequent degeneration into consumerism, through a set of vivid images, scenes and meditations, replaying the original ‘adventure’ and exposing the ways in which we go about processing our memories, fears and desires through fictional genres - while projecting them onto the others who inhabit those places which, as tourists, we visit in order to remember.

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Peter D. Osborne, (1990) Milton Friedman's smile: travel culture and the poetics of a city, New Formations, 1990(11), -

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