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In Adulterous Nations, Tatiana Kuzmic enlarges our viewpoint at the nineteenth-century novel of adultery, exhibiting the way it usually served as a metaphor for relationships among the imperialistic and the colonized. within the context of the long-standing perform of gendering international locations as lady, the novels less than dialogue here—George Eliot’s Middlemarch, Theodor Fontane’s Effi Briest, and Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, in addition to August Šenoa’s The Goldsmith’s Gold and Henryk Sienkiewicz’s Quo Vadis—can be understood as depicting overseas crises at the scale of the . In each one instance, an interloper determine is chargeable for the disruption skilled through the relatives. Kuzmic deftly argues that the hopes, anxieties, and pursuits of ecu international locations in this interval might be discerned within the destabilizing strength of adultery. analyzing the paintings of Šenoa and Sienkiewicz, from Croatia and Poland, respectively, Kuzmic illuminates the connection among the literature of dominant countries and that of the semicolonized territories that posed a risk to them. eventually, Kuzmic’s learn complements our figuring out of not just those 5 novels yet nineteenth-century ecu literature extra generally.

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