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Eastern FiguresOrient and Empire in British Writing$
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Douglas Kerr

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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Nature and Some Naturalists

Nature and Some Naturalists

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(p.79) 5 Nature and Some Naturalists
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Eastern Figures
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Douglas Kerr

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099340.003.0005

This chapter discusses natural history and figures of nature that are present in Western writing about the East. It examines how the wilderness is represented, how it is seen by those who enter it, and how it returns their gaze. This helps constitute them as various kinds of subjects, such as writers, explorers, sportsmen, and naturalists, who are in search of paradise, on missions of subjugation, or scientific expeditions. The chapter also looks at the single and instructive case of the uses of nature, particularly the role of animals, in George Orwell's representation and understanding of the Orient.

Keywords:   natural history, figures, Western writing, wilderness, nature, animals, Orient

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