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Eastern Figures
By Douglas Kerr

Eastern Figures

Orient and Empire in British Writing

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Eastern Figures by Douglas Kerr

Book Description

Eastern Figures is a literary history with a difference. It examines British writing about the East - centred on India but radiating as far as Egypt and the Pacific - in the colonial and postcolonial period.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789622099357
ISBN-10: 9622099351
Format: Paperback
(236mm x 157mm x 15mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Hong Kong University Press
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: Hong Kong

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Critical Zone 2 by Douglas Kerr Critical Zone 2, Paperback (January 2007)

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Author Biography - Douglas Kerr

Douglas Kerr is Professor in the School of English at the University of Hong Kong. He is the author of Wilfred Owen's Voices, George Orwell, and co-editor, with Julia Kuehn, of A Century of Travels in China: Critical Essays on Travel Writing from the 1840s to the 1940s. He is also a founding co-editor of Critical Zone: A Forum of Chinese and Western Knowledge.

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