Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation

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Taylor & Francis, May 20, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 272 pages
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Pratt intriguingly explores European travel and exploration writing. In a study of genre and as a critique of ideology, Imperial Eyes examines how travel books by Europeans create the domestic subject of European imperialism.

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Review: Imperial Eyes: Studies in Travel Writing and Transculturation

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Since the publication of The Travels of Marco Polo in the early fourteenth century, European adventurers, explorers, tourists, and scientists have traversed other parts of the world and written ... Read full review

Review: Imperial Eyes: Studies in Travel Writing and Transculturation

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

I read the first half of this book for a class, and I will need to come back and finish the rest sometime soon. This book offers a series of fascinating explorations of how the first Western eyes (eg ... Read full review

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Pratt teaches comparative literature and literary theory at Stanford University.

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