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Author Aravamudan, Srinivas.

Title Enlightenment orientalism : resisting the rise of the novel / Srinivas Aravamudan.

Imprint Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, ©2012.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 342 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-327) and index.
Contents Enlightenment orientalism -- Pseudoethnographies -- Fiction/translation/transculturation -- Marana, Behn, Galland, Defoe -- Oriental singularity -- Montesquieu, Goldsmith, Hamilton -- Transcultural allegories -- Discoveries of new worlds, talking animals, and remote nations -- Fontenelle, Bidpai, Swift, Voltaire -- Libertine orientalism -- Prévost, Crébillon, Diderot -- The oriental tale as transcultural allegory -- Manley, Haywood, Sheridan, Smollett -- Sindbad and Scheherezade, or Benjamin and Joyce.
Summary Srinivas Aravamudan here reveals how Oriental tales, pseudo-ethnographies, sexual fantasies, and political satires took Europe by storm during the eighteenth century. Naming this body of fiction Enlightenment Orientalism, he poses a range of urgent questions that uncovers the interdependence of Oriental tales and domestic fiction, thereby challenging standard scholarly narratives about the rise of the novel. More than mere exoticism, Oriental tales fascinated ordinary readers as well as intellectuals, taking the fancy of philosophers such as Voltaire, Montesquieu, and Diderot in France, and wri.
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Subject Orientalism -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Orientalism in literature.
Orient -- In literature.
European fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Enlightenment -- Europe.
Chronological Term 1700-1799
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Aravamudan, Srinivas. Enlightenment Orientalism. Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012, ©2012 9780226024486 (DLC) 2011034122 (OCoLC)714726335
ISBN 9780226024509 (electronic bk.)
0226024504 (electronic bk.)