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"A Trick Men Learn in Paris": Hemingway, Esquire, and Mass Tourism

From: The Hemingway Review
Volume 31, Number 2, Spring 2012
pp. 65-83 | 10.1353/hem.2012.0002



While today we might think of Ernest Hemingway as the consummate traveler, in the 1930s he was just beginning to cultivate a traveler's identity in the pages of Esquire. As men turned to the magazine to sort out questions of style, Hemingway's notions of how to travel both reflected and shaped broader American conceptions of the meaning of travel experiences. Examining his Esquire essays in the context of the magazine's editorial policies, cartoons, and advertisements, Maier argue's that Hemingway's efforts to cultivate a traveler's identity both elucidate and amplify the central and persistent conflicts of mass tourism.

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