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British Romantic writers and the East: anxieties of empire

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British Romantic writers and the East: anxieties of empire
Title
British Romantic writers and the East: anxieties of empire
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The recent turn to political and historical readings of Romanticism has given us a more complex picture of the institutional, cultural and sexual politics of the period. There has been a tendency, however, to confine such study to the European scene. In this book, Nigel Leask sets out to study the work of Byron, Shelley and De Quincey (together with a number of other major and minor Romantic writers, including Robert Southey and Tom Moore) in relation to Britain's imperial designs on the 'Orient'. Combining historical and theoretical approaches with detailed analyses of specific works, it examines the anxieties and instabilities of Romantic representations of the Ottoman Empire, India, China and the Far East. It argues that these anxieties were not marginal but central to the major concerns of British Romantic writers. The book is illustrated with a number of engravings from the period, giving a visual dimension to the discussion of Romantic representations of the East
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UkLiU
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1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leask, Nigel
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR129.A78
LC item number
L4 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Romanticism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • East and West in literature
  • Romanticism
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Exoticism in literature
  • Orient in literature
  • Asia in literature
Label
British Romantic writers and the East: anxieties of empire
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Byron turns Turk': orientalism and the 'Eastern Tales' -- 'Sharp Philanthropy': Percy Bysshe Shelley and Romantic India -- 'Murdering one's double': Thomas De Quincey and S.T. Coleridge: autobiography, opium and Empire in 'Confessions of an English opium eater' and 'Biographia literaria'
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 266 pages
Isbn
9780521411684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
British Romantic writers and the East: anxieties of empire
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Byron turns Turk': orientalism and the 'Eastern Tales' -- 'Sharp Philanthropy': Percy Bysshe Shelley and Romantic India -- 'Murdering one's double': Thomas De Quincey and S.T. Coleridge: autobiography, opium and Empire in 'Confessions of an English opium eater' and 'Biographia literaria'
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 266 pages
Isbn
9780521411684
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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