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By Tatiana Kuzmic

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 countries as lady, the novels below dialogue here—George Eliot’s Middlemarch, Theodor Fontane’s Effi Briest, and Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, besides 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 answerable for the disruption skilled through the kinfolk. Kuzmic deftly argues that the hopes, anxieties, and pursuits of ecu countries in this interval could be discerned within the destabilizing strength of adultery. studying 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 possibility to them. eventually, Kuzmic’s research complements our realizing of not just those 5 novels yet nineteenth-century ecu literature extra generally.

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