Adulterous Nations: Family Politics and National Anxiety in by Tatiana Kuzmic PDF

By Tatiana Kuzmic

ISBN-10: 0810133970

ISBN-13: 9780810133976

ISBN-10: 0810133989

ISBN-13: 9780810133983

In Adulterous Nations, Tatiana Kuzmic enlarges our standpoint at the nineteenth-century novel of adultery, exhibiting the way it frequently served as a metaphor for relationships among the imperialistic and the colonized. within the context of the long-standing perform of gendering international locations as woman, the novels below dialogue here—George Eliot’s Middlemarch, Theodor Fontane’s Effi Briest, and Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, in addition to August Šenoa’s The Goldsmith’s Gold and Henryk Sienkiewicz’s Quo Vadis—can be understood as depicting overseas crises at the scale of the extended family. In every one instance, an interloper determine is answerable for the disruption skilled via the relatives. Kuzmic deftly argues that the hopes, anxieties, and pursuits of ecu international locations in this interval should be discerned within the destabilizing strength of adultery. studying the paintings of Šenoa and Sienkiewicz, from Croatia and Poland, respectively, Kuzmic illuminates the connection among the literature of dominant countries and that of the semicolonized territories that posed a probability to them. finally, Kuzmic’s research complements our realizing of not just those 5 novels yet nineteenth-century ecu literature extra generally.

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