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

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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 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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Nigel Leask is at Lecturer in the English Faculty, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge.
Published March 21, 2002 by Oxford University Press, USA. 354 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Travel, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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