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Cannibals: The Discovery and Representation of the Cannibal from Columbus to Jules Verne (The New Historicism: Studies in Cultural Poetics) Hardcover – May 30, 1997


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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

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"Cannibals is a magisterial, wide-ranging, and wonderfully readable exploration of one of the great Western obsessions. With a blend of horror, astonishment, and half-suppressed admiration, European travelers, philosophers, theologians, missionaries, and artists have argued for centuries about the significance of cannibalism. Lestringant's extraordinary erudition enables him to map an immensely complex territory. His book is a feast!"—Stephen Greenblatt
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Product Details

  • Series: The New Historicism: Studies in Cultural Poetics (Book 37)
  • Hardcover: 247 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (May 30, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520202406
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520202405
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,090,744 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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