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Journeys from Scandinavia : travelogues of Africa, Asia, and South America, 1840-2000 / Elisabeth Oxfeldt.

Author/Creator:
Oxfeldt, Elisabeth.
Publication:
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2010.
Format/Description:
Book
xxvii, 301 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Subjects:
Travelers' writings, Scandinavian -- History and criticism.
Travel in literature.
Travelers in literature.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Other (Philosophy) in literature.
Exoticism in literature.
Africa -- In literature.
Asia -- In literature.
South America -- In literature.
Contents:
Introduction
Part I. Romantic journeys to the Orient: Discovering his inner Turk: Hans Christian Andersen's commodification of the exotic; the hyphenated woman: Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann's juggling categories of gender, nation, and ethnicity; the ironic traveler: danger and identity in Knut Hamsun's Oriental travelogues
Part II. Modern primitive travel: savage science: Johannes V. Jensen in the Malay jungle; humor, gender, and nationality: Isak Dinesen's encounter with Africa; the traveler and the tourist: Axel Jensen's desperate frolic in the Sahara
Part III. Late and postmodern travel: From the personal to the universal-and back: Carsten Jensen around the world; futile journeys: parody, postmodernism, and postnationalism in Erlend Loe's traveling.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780816656349 (hc : alk. paper)
0816656347 (hc : alk. paper)
9780816656356 (pb : alk. paper)
0816656355 (pb : alk. paper)
OCLC:
475453686
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