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Eastern Figures: Orient and Empire in British Writing

Douglas Kerr

Abstract

This is a literary history that examines British writing about the East—centred on India but radiating as far as Egypt and the Pacific—in the colonial and postcolonial period. It takes as its subject “the East” that was real to the British imagination, largely the creation of writers who described and told stories about it, descriptions and stories coloured by the experience of empire and its aftermath. The book discusses the work of writers such as Stevenson, Kipling, Conrad, and Orwell, but also covers less-well-known literary authors, including Anglo-Indian romance writing, the reports and ... More

Keywords: British writing, East, colonial period, postcolonial period, empire, figures, tropes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9789622099340
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099340.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas Kerr, author

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