In this book, Jennifer Yee examines the ways in which the imperialist enterprise is subverted in the French nineteenth-century exotic literature through detailed case studies of key works by Chateaubriand, Hugo, Flaubert and Segalen.
Introduction 1. Shifting Ideologies in Chateaubriand's Epic Les Natchez 2. Victor Hugo and the Other as Divided Self in Bug-Jargal 3. Flaubert's Salammbô and the Subversion of Meaning 4. Exotic Polyphony: Victor Segalen and Les Immémoriaux 5. Conclusion