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Enlightenment orientalism : resisting the rise of the novel

Enlightenment orientalism : resisting the rise of the novel

Author: Srinivas Aravamudan
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Reveals how "Oriental" tales, pseudo-ethnographies, sexual fantasies, and political satires took Europe by storm during the eighteenth century.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Srinivas Aravamudan
ISBN: 9780226024493 0226024490 9780226024486 0226024482
OCLC Number: 780341153
Description: xiv, 342 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 23 cm
Contents: Enlightenment orientalism --
Pseudoethnographies --
Fiction/translation/transculturation --
Marana, Behn, Galland, Defoe --
Oriental singularity --
Montesquieu, Goldsmith, Hamilton --
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 --
Sindbad and Scheherezade, or Benjamin and Joyce.
Responsibility: Srinivas Aravamudan.


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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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