Literary Culture and the Pacific: Nineteenth-Century Textual Encounters

Literary Culture and the Pacific: Nineteenth-Century Textual Encounters

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Literary Culture and the Pacific: Nineteenth-Century Textual Encounters by Gillian Beer, Vanessa Smith

This book examines a range of nineteenth-century European accounts from the Pacific, depicting Polynesian responses to imported metropolitan culture, in particular its technologies of writing and print and how they were appropriated and interrogated by Pacific peoples. Examining accounts by beachcombers and missionaries, and offering a detailed discussion of the late Pacific writings of Robert Louis Stevenson, Vanessa Smith argues that the texts of contact and settlement are shaped at least as much by local contexts as by the agendas of their European authors.0

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ISBN-13: 9780521022989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/17/2005
Series: Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Series , #13
Edition description: REISSUE
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

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