Books: When the Going Was Good

ABROAD: BRITISH LITERARY TRAVELING BETWEEN THE WARS by Paul Fussell; Oxford; 246 pages; $14.95

The urge to get away from it all grips everyone now and then, and the jet airliner has made most of the world accessible. Or has it? Author Paul Fussell, 56, thinks not: "I am assuming that travel is now impossible and that tourism is all we have left." The statement seems, at first, absurd: more people are going more places than ever before. But Fussell argues convincingly that there are too many of them, and that no one is...

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