By David LeHardy Sweet
This research explores the paintings of Western avant-garde writers who traveled to and wrote approximately Asia and North Africa. even though exoticist in outlook, lots of those writers have been additionally anti-colonialist and therefore refrained from a number of the pitfalls of educational orientalism by way of assuming an aesthetics of range whereas utilising innovations of provocation and reciprocity. As a survey of works on commute (including essays, novels, poems, and plays), the booklet demanding situations or modifies many postcolonial assumptions approximately Western writers at the Orient: from the French Surrealists to the yank Beats or even transnational authors of the recent millennium. via a synthesis of avant-garde, postcolonial, and shuttle literature theories, Avant-garde Orientalism works within the top culture of comparative literary research to spot and learn a unique type of worldwide literature.
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Avant-garde Orientalism: The Eastern 'Other' in Twentieth-Century Travel Narrative and Poetry by David LeHardy Sweet