By David LeHardy Sweet
This examine explores the paintings of Western avant-garde writers who traveled to and wrote approximately Asia and North Africa. although exoticist in outlook, lots of those writers have been additionally anti-colonialist and hence kept away from a few of the pitfalls of educational orientalism through assuming an aesthetics of range whereas applying options of provocation and reciprocity. As a survey of works on trip (including essays, novels, poems, and plays), the ebook demanding situations or modifies many postcolonial assumptions approximately Western writers at the Orient: from the French Surrealists to the yank Beats or even transnational authors of the hot millennium. via a synthesis of avant-garde, postcolonial, and go back and forth literature theories, Avant-garde Orientalism works within the most sensible culture of comparative literary research to spot and study a special class of worldwide literature.