The Pre-Raphaelites and Orientalism: Language and Cognition in Remediations of the East - Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture (Hardback)Eleonora Sasso (author)
Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 30/06/2018
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The Pre-Raphaelites and Orientalism' redefines the task of interpreting the East in the late nineteenth century. It takes as a starting point Edward Said's 'Orientalism' (1978) in order to investigate the latent and manifest traces of the East in Pre-Raphaelite literature and culture. As Eleonora Sasso demonstrates, the Pre-Raphaelites and their associates appeared to be the most eligible representatives of a profoundly conservative manifestation of the Orient, of its mystic aura, criminal underworld, and feminine sensuality, or to put it into Arabic terms, of its aja'ib (marvels), mutalibun (treasure-hunters) and hur al-ayn (femmes fatales). By combining together Western and Oriental modes of art, this study fills a gap in Pre-Raphaelite and Oriental studies.
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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