John Terence O'Leary

Pays :Nouvelle-Zélande
Langue :anglais
Sexe :masculin
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Spécialisé dans l'étude des textes des premiers colons. - Photographe
ISNI :ISNI 0000 0000 9011 7042

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  • Savage songs & wild romances

    settler poetry and the indigene, 1830-1880

    Description matérielle : xxviii, 196 p.
    Description : Note : "Writers treated include George Copway, Alfred Domett, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, George McCrae, Thomas Pringle, George Rusden, Lydia Sigourney, and Alfred Street".--Back cover
    Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-186) and index
    Abstract : "Savage Songs & Wild Romances considers the various types of poetry - from short songs and laments to lengthy ethnographic epics - which nineteenth-century settlers wrote about indigenous peoples as they moved into new territories in North America, South Africa, and Australasia. Drawing on a variety of texts (some virtually unknown), the author demonstrates the range and depth of this verse, suggesting that it exhibited far more interest in, and sympathy for, indigenous peoples than has generally been acknowledged. In so doing, he challenges both the traditional view of this poetry as derivative and eccentric, and more recent postcolonial condemnations of it as racist and imperialist. Instead, he offers a new, more positive reading of this verse, whose openness towards the presence of the indigenous Other he sees as an early expression of the tolerance and cultural relativity characteristic of modern Western society. Writers treated include George Copway, Alfred Domett, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, George McCrae, Thomas Pringle, George Rusden, Lydia Sigourney, and Alfred Street."--Publisher's website
    Édition : Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi , 2011

    [catalogue][https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb42681346t]

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