The Exotic

The Exotic

A Decadent Quest

eBook - 1994
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Figueira (comparative literature, U. of Illinois) identifies how the Gadamerian concept of prejudice in the form of specific exotic clichTs elucidates the dynamics of exoticism, while tracing Sanskrit studies in the West, focusing on 19th-century German, French, and English scholarship and also touching on 20th-century associations between Indo-Germanism and National Socialism. She discusses the politics of language and exoticism, the German quest for nirvana, and the relationship between Indian thought and Aryan ideology. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©1994
ISBN: 9780585076607
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 300 pages)


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