Curiosity and the Aesthetics of Travel Writing, 1770-1840: From an Antique Land Nigel Leask

ISBN: 9780199269303

Published: February 5th 2004

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352 pages


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Curiosity and the Aesthetics of Travel Writing, 1770-1840: From an Antique Land  by  Nigel Leask

Curiosity and the Aesthetics of Travel Writing, 1770-1840: From an Antique Land by Nigel Leask
February 5th 2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 352 pages | ISBN: 9780199269303 | 10.63 Mb

The first book of its kind to study the Romantic obsession with the antique lands of Ethiopia, Egypt, India, and Mexico, Curiosity and the Aesthetics of Travel Writing is an important contribution to the recent wave of interest in exotic travelMoreThe first book of its kind to study the Romantic obsession with the antique lands of Ethiopia, Egypt, India, and Mexico, Curiosity and the Aesthetics of Travel Writing is an important contribution to the recent wave of interest in exotic travel writing.

Drawing generously on both original texts and modern scholarship in literature, history, geography, and anthropology, it focuses on the unstable discourse of curiosity to offer an important reformulation of the relations between literature, aesthetics, and colonialism in the period.



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