Modernism's Middle East: Journeys to Barbary

Hardcover | October 31, 2008

byJ. Grant

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Dealing with the efforts of modernists to effect increasingly fraught identifications with an image of the hard, impersonal 'Arab Other' which they saw in contrast to a decadent Western culture, this book shows how this fantasy became more difficult as its popularity grew but also how it still persists.

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Dealing with the efforts of modernists to effect increasingly fraught identifications with an image of the hard, impersonal 'Arab Other' which they saw in contrast to a decadent Western culture, this book shows how this fantasy became more difficult as its popularity grew but also how it still persists.

JOANNA GRANT is Assistant Professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Education at Tuskegee University, USA. Her publications include articles in ELN and Literature and Medicine.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:October 31, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023020953X

ISBN - 13:9780230209534

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Journeys to Barbary: Modernism's Middle East
Modernism and the Sense(s) of an Ending
They Came to Baghdad: Woolf and Sackville-West's Levant
Charisma at the Box Office--or, Orientalism Strikes Back
What Lies Beyond the Sheltering Sky?
Bibliography
Index