The Infection of Thomas De Quincey: A Psychopathology of
- 288 pages
- The Infection of Thomas De Quincey: A Psychopathology of Imperialism
- John Barrell
- 23 April 2014 John Barrell
❮PDF❯ ✸ The Infection of Thomas De Quincey: A Psychopathology of Imperialism ✍ Author John Barrell – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Thomas De uincey best known for his book Confessions of an English Opium Eater was a journalist and propagandist of Empire of oriental aggression and of racial paranoia The greater part of the fourtee Thomas De uincey best known for his of Thomas PDF ✓ book Confessions of an English Opium Eater was a journalist and propagandist of Empire of oriental aggression and of racial paranoia The greater part of The Infection eBook Æ the fourteen volumes of his collected writings concerns the history the colonial development and increasingly the threat presented by the Orient in all its manifestations—human animal and microbiological This remarkable book which is an account of De uincey’s fears of all things oriental is also an extraordinary analysis of the psychopathology of mid Victorian imperialist culture John Barrell paints a picture of De uincey as a happy Infection of Thomas De Quincey: PDF \ family man apparently at ease with himself and with the rest of the world but in fact harboring and expressing the most ferocious and brutal denunciation of Orientals of all kinds and dreaming of exacting from them a terrible retribution Barrell shows that throughout De uincey’s writings there is a repeated story of the murder or violation of a female victim—either within or outside De uincey’s family—by an oriental criminal This story finds its way into almost everything he wrote the various versions of his autobiography his novels and short stories his biographical and critical writings his essays on politics history and science Barrell attempts to understand this European terror of the East by an approach that is both historical and psychoanalytic In particular he explores the relation between childhood anxiety and imperial guilt in a body of writing in which the fear of violence within the family is imaged as a fear of the oriental and the private and the public the sexual and the imperial the Infection of Thomas De Quincey: PDF \ feminine and the exotic are endlessly intertwined This book will be fascinating reading for those interested in Victorian literature in psychoanalysis and its relation to literature in the history of imperialism and in debates about the characteristics and effects of colonial discourse.