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Published: 01 July 2018

232 Pages | 11 b+w tables

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474407168

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The Pre-Raphaelites and Orientalism

Language and Cognition in Remediations of the East

Eleonora Sasso

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture

  • Looks at how selected examples of Pre-Raphaelite writings acted as major vehicles for raising awareness of cultural diversity
  • Redefines the task of interpreting the East in the late nineteenth century taking as a starting point Edward Said's Orientalism (1978)
  • By investigating the pervasive influence of The Arabian Nights on Pre-Raphaelite texts, this study aims at bringing together Western and Eastern forms of writing;
  • Outlines the reasons why the writings by John Ruskin, D.G. Rossetti, Christina Rossetti, William Morris, Algernon Swinburne, Aubrey Beardsley, and Ford Madox Ford play such a prominent role in the Oriental debate