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By Brian Yothers

ISBN-10: 0754654923

ISBN-13: 9780754654926

This publication is the 1st to interact with the total variety of yankee go back and forth writing approximately nineteenth-century Ottoman Palestine, and the 1st to recognize the effect of the late-eighteenth-century Barbary captivity narrative on nineteenth-century go back and forth writing in regards to the center East. Brian Yothers argues that American commute writing in regards to the Holy Land types a coherent, if significantly diverse, culture, which may in basic terms be totally understood whilst works by means of significant writers akin to Twain and Melville are studied along missionary money owed, captivity narratives, chronicles of spiritual pilgrimages, and trip writing within the genteel culture. Yothers additionally examines works via lesser-known authors similar to Bayard Taylor, John Lloyd Stephens, and Clorinda Minor, demonstrating that American trip writing is marked via a profound intertextuality with the Hebrew and Christian scriptures and with British and continental trip narratives in regards to the Holy Land. His concluding bankruptcy on Melville's Clarel indicates how Melville's poem presents an incisive critique of the nascent imperial discourse discernible within the American texts with which it's in dialogue.

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