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Victor Segalen and the aesthetics of diversity : journeys between cultures

Author: Charles Forsdick
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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Victor Segalen (1878-1919) is one of the leading 20th-century critics of exoticism. Rejecting the colonial literature of his time, he sought new means of approaching non-Western cultures. This study  Read more...

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Genre/Form: études diverses
[études diverses]
Named Person: Victor Segalen; Victor Segalen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Forsdick
ISBN: 9780198160144 0198160143
OCLC Number: 717159820
Description: 242 p
Contents: LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS ; INTRODUCTION: VICTOR SEGALEN AND THE AESTHETICS OF DIVERSITY ; 1. Defining the Exotic: Exotcism as an Approach to Radical Diversity ; 2. Exoticism and Empire: Colonial Literature and Post-Colonial Critique ; 3. Polynesia and Difference ; 4. China and Alterity ; 5. Towards a New Practice of Exoticism ; CONCLUSION ; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY ; INDEX
Responsibility: Charles Forsdick.

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... impressive and timely study ... incisive portrait. * Edward Hughes, Times Literary Supplement * This is the first extensive study of Segalen's work to appear in English, and is inaugural in more Read more...

 
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