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Exotic journeys : exploring the erotics of U.S. travel literature, 1840-1930 / Justin D. Edwards.

Author/Creator:
Edwards, Justin D., 1970-
Publication:
Hanover, NH : University Press of New England [for] University of New Hampshire, c2001.
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 201 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series:
Becoming modern
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Subjects:
Travelers' writings, American -- History and criticism.
American prose literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
American prose literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Erotic literature, American -- History and criticism.
Americans -- Travel -- Foreign countries -- History.
Exoticism in literature.
Sex in literature.
Contents:
Melville's peep-show, or, Sexual and textual cruises in Typee
Primitivism and homosexuality : the search for the "natural" in Charles Warren Stoddard's Travel sketches
"Closer than blood-brothership" : male homosocial attachment in Jack London's Tales of the South Pacific
Roman holiday : discourses of travel and eroticism in Nathaniel Hawthorne's Marble faun
Savage America, civilized England : counterdiscourses and fluid identities in William Wells Brown's Sketches of places and people abroad
"Harems and ceremonies" : Edith Wharton In Morocco
Why go abroad? : Djuna Barnes explores New York
Carl Van Vechten's sexual tourism in Jazz Age Harlem
Going home? : questions of belonging and sexualized space in Claude McKay's Home to Harlem.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-195) and index.
ISBN:
1584651156 (alk. paper)
1584651164 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC:
45363263