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Abyssinia's Samuel JohnsonEthiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson: Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Wendy Laura Belcher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199793211
eISBN:
9780199949700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793211.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

As a very young man, one of the most celebrated English authors of the eighteenth century translated a tome about Ethiopia. This experience permanently marked Samuel Johnson, leaving traces of the ... More

A Taste for ChinaEnglish Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

A Taste for China: English Subjectivity and the Prehistory of Orientalism

Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199950980
eISBN:
9780199345991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199950980.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

A Taste for China offers an account of how literature of the long eighteenth century generated a model of English selfhood dependent on figures of China. It shows how various genres of ... More

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