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Fables of modernity : literature and culture in the English eighteenth century

Author: Laura Brown
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Fables of Modernity expands the territory for cultural and literary criticism by introducing the concept of the cultural fable. Laura Brown shows how cultural fables arise from material practices in eighteenth-century England. These fables, the author says, reveal the eighteenth-century origins of modernity and its connection with two related paradigms of difference - the woman and the "native" or non-European."
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Brown, Laura, 1949-
Fables of modernity.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606609969
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Brown
ISBN: 0801437563 9780801437564 0801488443 9780801488443
OCLC Number: 46616965
Description: xii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The metropolis : the fable of the city sewer --
Imperial fate : the fable of torrents and oceans --
Finance : the fable of lady credit --
Capitalism : fables of a new world --
Spectacles of cultural contact : the fable of the native prince --
the orangutang, the lap dog, and the parrot : the fable of the nonhuman being.
Responsibility: Laura Brown.
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