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The Resource Savage songs & wild romances : settler poetry and the indigene, 1830-1880, John O'Leary

Savage songs & wild romances : settler poetry and the indigene, 1830-1880, John O'Leary

Label
Savage songs & wild romances : settler poetry and the indigene, 1830-1880
Title
Savage songs & wild romances
Title remainder
settler poetry and the indigene, 1830-1880
Statement of responsibility
John O'Leary
Title variation
Savage songs and wild romances
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Savage Songs & Wild Romances considers the various types of poetry - from short songs and laments to lengthy ethnographic epics - which nineteenth-century settlers wrote about indigenous peoples as they moved into new territories in North America, South Africa, and Australasia. Drawing on a variety of texts (some virtually unknown), the author demonstrates the range and depth of this verse, suggesting that it exhibited far more interest in, and sympathy for, indigenous peoples than has generally been acknowledged. In so doing, he challenges both the traditional view of this poetry as derivative and eccentric, and more recent postcolonial condemnations of it as racist and imperialist. Instead, he offers a new, more positive reading of this verse, whose openness towards the presence of the indigenous Other he sees as an early expression of the tolerance and cultural relativity characteristic of modern Western society. Writers treated include George Copway, Alfred Domett, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, George McCrae, Thomas Pringle, George Rusden, Lydia Sigourney, and Alfred Street."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Leary, John
Dewey number
809/.933520397
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.3.I6
LC item number
O44 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians in literature
  • Noble savage in literature
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Indians in literature
  • Noble savage in literature
Label
Savage songs & wild romances : settler poetry and the indigene, 1830-1880, John O'Leary
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Illustrations; Introduction; 1 Texts in Context: -- Nineteenth-Century Settler Culture; 2 "Bold, unfettered rhapsodies": -- Nineteenth-Century Versifications of Indigenous Orature ; 3 "We owe them all that we possess": -- 'Savage' Songs and Laments; 4 "Unlocking the fountains of the heart": -- Settler Verse and the Politics of Sympathy; 5 Indigenous Romeos & Juliets: -- Romantic Verse Melodramas; 6 "In their strange customs versed": -- Ethnographic Verse Epics; Conclusion; Appendix; Works Cited; Index
Control code
785782274
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 196 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401206860
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785782274
Label
Savage songs & wild romances : settler poetry and the indigene, 1830-1880, John O'Leary
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Illustrations; Introduction; 1 Texts in Context: -- Nineteenth-Century Settler Culture; 2 "Bold, unfettered rhapsodies": -- Nineteenth-Century Versifications of Indigenous Orature ; 3 "We owe them all that we possess": -- 'Savage' Songs and Laments; 4 "Unlocking the fountains of the heart": -- Settler Verse and the Politics of Sympathy; 5 Indigenous Romeos & Juliets: -- Romantic Verse Melodramas; 6 "In their strange customs versed": -- Ethnographic Verse Epics; Conclusion; Appendix; Works Cited; Index
Control code
785782274
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 196 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401206860
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785782274

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