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Enlightenment Orientalism : resisting the rise of the novel

Author: Srinivas Aravamudan
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2012], ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Srinivas Aravamudan here reveals how Oriental tales, pseudo-ethnographies, sexual fantasies, and political satires took Europe by storm during the eighteenth century. Naming this body of fiction Enlightenment Orientalism, he poses a range of urgent questions that uncovers the interdependence of Oriental tales and domestic fiction, thereby challenging standard scholarly narratives about the rise of the novel. More  Read more...
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Aravamudan, Srinivas.
Enlightenment Orientalism.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2012], ©2012
(OCoLC)1154618021
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Srinivas Aravamudan
ISBN: 9780226024486 9780226024493 0226024482 0226024490
OCLC Number: 714726335
Description: xiv, 342 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Enlightenment Orientalism --
Part 1: Pseudoethnographies. Fiction/translation/transculturation : Marana, Behn, Galland, Defoe ; Oriental singularity : Montesquieu, Goldsmith, Hamilton --
Part 2: Transcultural allegories. Discoveries of new worlds, talking animals, and remote nations : Fontenelle, Bidpai, Swift, Voltaire ; Libertine Orientalism : Prévost, Crébillon, Diderot ; The Oriental tale as transcultural allegory : Manley, Haywood, Sheridan, Smollett --
Conclusion: Sindbad and Scheherezade, or Benjamin and Joyce.
Responsibility: Srinivas Aravamudan.
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Reveals how Oriental tales, pseudo-ethnographies, sexual fantasies, and political satires took Europe by storm during the eighteenth century. Naming this body of fiction Enlightenment Orientalism,  Read more...

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"Without question, Enlightenment Orientalism is an illuminating, persuasive, and provocative revaluation of eighteenth-century fiction." (Robert Markley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)"

 
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