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2012 | 11 | Supplement | 91-101
Article title

Exoticism in Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea

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Abstracts
EN
The notion of an endless and exotic space reflected in the title of Jean Rhys’s novel includes the possibility of hidden meanings as well as an intense feeling of the unknown and the inexpressible, which permeates the entire story and becomes an important source of the sublime. The self-conscious use of exoticist techniques and modalities of cultural representation might be considered less as a response to the phenomenon of the postcolonial exotic than as a further symptom of it, a result of the commodification of cultural difference.
Publisher
Journal
Year
Volume
11
Issue
Pages
91-101
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Dates
published
2012-12-01
online
2012-12-28
Contributors
References
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  • Botting, Fred. Gothic. London: Routledge, 1996.
  • Foster, Stephen William. “The Exotic as a Symbolic System.” Dialectical Anthropology. (7)1, (1982): 21-22.[Crossref]
  • Hooks, Bell. Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics. Boston, Massachussetts: South End Press, 1990.
  • Rhys, Jean. Wide Sargasso Sea. London: Penguin, 1968.
  • Said, Edward. Orientalism. New York: Vintage Books, 1993.
  • Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. “Three Women’s Texts and a Critique of Imperialism.” Critical Inquiry 12.1 (1985): 250.
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Document Type
Publication order reference
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YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_v10320-012-0008-7
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