Monday, January 25, 2010


Here at PSR, we think about "place" a lot, and what "place" means in literature and art. So, when I saw this slideshow of literary homes I got kind of excited. The slideshow includes the homes of children's authors such as Louisa May Alcott and Laura Ingalls Wilder.

The article mentions that some Very Literary People think that this kind of biblio-tourism is a bit low-brow. Granted, it's hard to say that an author's real-life home inspired the fictional dwellings in their works. However, I still think it's interesting to see what kind of places an author was in, and how it influenced their writing. It's kind of like how knowing an author's biography can give you insight into their work, even if the work itself is not autobiographical. Thoughts?

P.S. The article uses the term "literary tourism," but I think "bibliotourism" has a better ring to it, don't you?

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