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Caught between worlds : British captivity narratives in fact and fiction

Author: Joe Snader
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Using both new and canonical texts, Snader shows that foreign captivity was a favorite topic in eighteenth-century Britain. An adaptable and expansive genre, these narratives used set plots and stereotypes originating in Mediterranean power struggles and relocated in a variety of settings, particularly eastern lands. The narratives' rhetorical strategies and cultural assumptions often grew out of centuries of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Snader
ISBN: 0813121647 9780813121642
OCLC Number: 43542064
Awards: Modern Language Association prize for independent scholars, 2000.
Description: 339 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Narratives of Fact --
Travel, Travail, and the British Captivity Tradition --
The Captive as Hero --
The Perils and the Powers of Cultural Conversion --
Narratives of Fiction --
Mastering Captivity --
Resisting Americans in British Novels of American Captivity --
Utopian Captivities and other "African" Paradoxes.
Responsibility: Joe Snader.

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This work aims to present a rich and flexible definition of the captivity narrative, which emerged in Britian at the same time as European colonial expansion, the development of anthropology and the  Read more...

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-A pioneering work in early-modern British and American studies.... The first extended study of the transatlantic relationship between the popular genres of the captivity narrative and the novel.- -- Read more...

 
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