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Avant-garde Orientalism : the Eastern 'Other' in twentieth-century travel narrative and poetry, David LeHardy Sweet

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Avant-garde Orientalism : the Eastern 'Other' in twentieth-century travel narrative and poetry
Title
Avant-garde Orientalism
Title remainder
the Eastern 'Other' in twentieth-century travel narrative and poetry
Statement of responsibility
David LeHardy Sweet
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This study explores the work of Western avant-garde writers who traveled to and wrote about Asia and North Africa. Though exoticist in outlook, many of these writers were also anti-colonialist and thus avoided some of the pitfalls of academic orientalism by assuming an aesthetics of diversity while employing strategies of provocation and reciprocity. As a survey of works on travel (including essays, novels, poems, and plays), the book challenges or modifies many postcolonial assumptions about Western writers on the Orient: from the French Surrealists to the American Beats and even transnational authors of the new millennium. Through a synthesis of avant-garde, postcolonial, and travel literature theories, Avant-garde Orientalism works in the best tradition of comparative literary study to identify and analyze a distinct category of world literature
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1961-
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Sweet, David LeHardy
Dewey number
809/.933585
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Orientalism in literature
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Avant-garde Orientalism : the Eastern 'Other' in twentieth-century travel narrative and poetry, David LeHardy Sweet
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Poetics of Travel, Postcolonial Criticism, and the Theory of the Avant-Garde -- 3. A Literary Genealogy of Avant-garde Orientalism -- 4. The Maghreb and Tangier -- 5. Egypt and Palestine -- 6. India -- 7. Conclusion: The Far East
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ocn970393469
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319503738
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unknown
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SpringerLink
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)970393469
Label
Avant-garde Orientalism : the Eastern 'Other' in twentieth-century travel narrative and poetry, David LeHardy Sweet
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Poetics of Travel, Postcolonial Criticism, and the Theory of the Avant-Garde -- 3. A Literary Genealogy of Avant-garde Orientalism -- 4. The Maghreb and Tangier -- 5. Egypt and Palestine -- 6. India -- 7. Conclusion: The Far East
Control code
ocn970393469
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319503738
Level of compression
unknown
Note
SpringerLink
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)970393469

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