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Poe’s Taste for the Arabesque

Jacob Rama Berman

in American Arabesque: Arabs and Islam in the Nineteenth Century Imaginary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789506
eISBN:
9780814789513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789506.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the translation of the image of the Arab into a “unique” expression of American romanticism, particularly in Edgar Allan Poe's oeuvre. In Poe, the figure of the Arab facilitates ... More


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