Il viaggio antropologico fra Sette e Ottocento

Federica La Manna

Abstract


At the end of the 18th Century, travel and travel literature become fashionable. The discovery and description of new places, looking for what is foreign, leads to a new literary sensibility. Within an Enlightenment model, travel literature focuses on the human being who is able to grasp the sorrounding reality not only using more rational categories and the concept of utility, but also relying on a more varied perception and sensibility. The contribution aims to highlight the new perspective within the travel literature of the last decade of the 18th Century, exploring the reports that deal with Germany and its various territories, up to the Reiseberichte by Wackenroder, the best example of the transformation taking place in the sensibility that leads to perceive and represent the surrounding reality in a different way.


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