Mythologies - Section 1, Part 9 Summary & Analysis

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Section 1, Part 9 Summary and Analysis

"The Blue Guide" The Blue Guide is, essentially, a tourist guidebook the author uses as an example of what is wrong with all such books. He suggests that they reduce the experience of traveling to experiences of the obvious, the showy, and the superficial, adding that they "constitute a charming and fanciful dycor, meant to surround the essential part of the country: its collection of monuments." He cites the commentary in the Blue Guide to Spain as an example of how a rich, complex culture is defined by broad strokes that reduce its various peoples to stereotypes, its history to that which is politically supportive of the regime of the day, and the experience of visiting to a search for views, good toilets, or both.

"Ornamental Cookery" Here again the author refers to Elle magazine, which in his words...

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