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This is an auction for FLAUBERT IN EGYPT: A SENSIBILITY ON TOUR.

Translated and edited by Francis Steegmuller.

Amazon.com reviews:

"At once a classic of travel literature and a penetrating portrait of a 'sensibility on tour', Flaubert in Egypt wonderfully captures the young writer's impressions during his 1849 voyages. Using diaries, letters, travel notes, and the evidence of Flaubert's travelling companion, Maxime Du Camp, Francis Steegmuller reconstructs his journey through the bazaars and brothels of Cairo and down the Nile to the Red Sea."

"FIVE STARS!!! This is the book I read the most. I read it at random, sometimes rereading passages I read only days ago. It's not the exoticism that appeals but the colonial/imperial mind at work comprehending and quantifying the East. Read Said's Orientalism to better understand the situation under which these journals and letters were written. Flaubert cuts through Egypt like a shark, almost in on his own joke. Initially he seems to take a typically orientalist posture scandalizing the sexuality of the savages. Upon further investigation one can see that his tone is ambivalent yet coolly giddy at the thought of Westerners being perturbed at such behaviour. It's almost as if he knows that the West is the oddball and everyone else is normal."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 1987.

232 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.40 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $8.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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