TITLE

THE ORIENT "MADE ORIENTAL": A STUDY OF WILLIAM BECKFORD'S VATHEK

AUTHOR(S)
Al-Alwan, Muna
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Arab Studies Quarterly;Fall2008, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Presented is a literary criticism of the author William Beckford's portrayal of the character Vathek, first portrayed in d'Herbelot's book "Bibliotheque Orientale." It outlines the characters and explores the symbolic significance of these characters. According to the author, allegorically Vathek and his mother symbolize despotic rulers of the Orient.
ACCESSION #
37376684

 

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