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Author Haddad, Emily A., author

Title Orientalist poetics : the Islamic Middle East in nineteenth-century English and French poetry / Emily A. Haddad
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2017


Description 1 online resource
Series [The nineteenth century series]
Nineteenth century (Aldershot, England)
Contents To instruct without displeasing: Percy Shelley's The Revolt of Islam and Robert Southey's Thalaba the Destroyer -- Instruction in The Revolt of Islam -- Tyranny: the Orient's chief export -- Tyranny's comrades: religion and sexism -- Orientalism and Shelley's poetics -- Morals vs. materials: instruction and pleasure in Thalaba the Destroyer -- The desert, Islam: foreignness as a hermeneutic category -- Foreignness general and particular: character as archetype -- Extremes: too many notes? -- Southey and his readers: delighted, informed, or distressed -- Representation and the "Arabesque ornament" -- Representing, misrepresenting, not representing: Victor Hugo's Les Orientales and Alfred de Musset's "Namouna" -- Hugo's preface: poetic ideals and the Orient as subject -- "La Douleur du pacha": the Orient as origin or as end -- "Adieux de l'hotesse arabe": stasis -- "Novembre": returning to Paris, the self, and mimesis -- Hugo's critics: E.J. Chetelat -- George Gordon Byron's Don Juan: "But what's reality?" -- "Namouna": fragmentary representation -- No narrative, no representation -- Authority, referents, and representation -- The Middle East: "impossible a decrire" -- Orientalist poetics and the nature of the Middle East -- William Wordsworth and the nature of the Middle East -- Felicia Heman's ambivalence -- Truth in illustrating Robert Southey and Thomas Moore -- Leconte de Lisle: "Le Desert," "le desert du monde" -- Theophile Gautier: the composite desert -- "In deserto": European nature in absentia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject English poetry -- Oriental influences
English poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism
French poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Islamic civilization in literature.
French poetry -- Oriental influences
Islam in literature.
POETRY / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
English poetry
English poetry -- Oriental influences
French poetry
Islam in literature
Islamic civilization in literature
Engelsk poesi -- orientaliska influenser -- historia -- 1800-talet.
Fransk poesi -- orientaliska influenser -- historia -- 1800-talet.
Islam i litteraturen.
Middle East -- In literature
Middle East
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781351913225