Inventing Ruritania: The Imperialism of the Imagination

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Yale University Press, 1998 - 254 Seiten
Through much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, writers and filmmakers in Western Europe and America have found in the Balkans a rich mine of images for literature and the movies. Bram Stoker's Transylvania and Anthony Hope's Ruritania are among the best known of these images. In this pioneering book, Vesna Goldsworthy explores the origins of the ideas that underpin Western perceptions of the "Wild East" region of Europe. She examines Western and East European letters, diaries, personal interviews, and a wide range of Balkan-inspired literature. She shows how the lucrative exploitation of Balkan history and geography for Western literature and for the entertainment industry has affected attitudes toward the countries of the region and the West's political involvement.
 

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This scholarly study examines how 19th-century writers and later filmmakers have helped to shape Western perception of the Balkans. Goldsworthy (English, Birkbeck Coll.) presents writers from Bram ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

Chapter
14
Chapter Three
42
Chapter Four
112
Chapter Five
160
Chapter
202
Chronology
231
Index
246
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Über den Autor (1998)

Goldsworthy is lecturer in English literature & theatre at Birkbeck College

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