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David LeHardy Sweet

Avant-garde Orientalism

The Eastern `Other` in Twentieth-Century Travel Narrative and Poetry

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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.





Taal / Language : English

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Hardback
318 pagina's
Januari 2017
564 gram
218 x 159 x 25 mm
Springer-Verlag GmbH de


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