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Inventing Ruritania : the imperialism of the imagination /

by Goldsworthy, Vesna.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1998Description: xiv, 254 p. : map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0300073127.Subject(s): English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism | English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Imperialism in literature | Balkan Peninsula -- Foreign public opinion, British | Balkan Peninsula -- In literature
Contents:
'And what should I do in Illyria?': English literature and the Balkans -- Byron's children: literary perceptions of the Balkans in the nineteenth century -- The Balkans in popular fiction. Prisoners of Zenda: the imagined states of the Balkans ; The Balkan threat: vampires, spies, murder and the Orient Express : Dracula and the Balkan gothic, Balkan settings of the spy novel, On the Orient Express route -- War and diplomacy in the new Ruritania: comic visions of the Balkans. Bernard Shaw's Bulgaria ; Saki's lost Sanjak ; E.M. Forester's passage to 'the heart of Bosnia' ; Lawrence Durrell and his predecessors: British diplomats in the Balkans ; Evelyn Waugh: an English officer with the partisans -- Spectres of war: representations of the 'real' Balkans. Edith Durham and the Balkan tangle ; Rebecca West travels east ; Olivia Manning's Balkan cityscapes ; 'Why the Balkans attract women' -- Reclaiming Balkan Erewhons.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [234]-245) and index.

'And what should I do in Illyria?': English literature and the Balkans -- Byron's children: literary perceptions of the Balkans in the nineteenth century -- The Balkans in popular fiction. Prisoners of Zenda: the imagined states of the Balkans ; The Balkan threat: vampires, spies, murder and the Orient Express : Dracula and the Balkan gothic, Balkan settings of the spy novel, On the Orient Express route -- War and diplomacy in the new Ruritania: comic visions of the Balkans. Bernard Shaw's Bulgaria ; Saki's lost Sanjak ; E.M. Forester's passage to 'the heart of Bosnia' ; Lawrence Durrell and his predecessors: British diplomats in the Balkans ; Evelyn Waugh: an English officer with the partisans -- Spectres of war: representations of the 'real' Balkans. Edith Durham and the Balkan tangle ; Rebecca West travels east ; Olivia Manning's Balkan cityscapes ; 'Why the Balkans attract women' -- Reclaiming Balkan Erewhons.

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