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These three tales, hailed by Diderot among others, but unpublished for over a century (and in one case for nearly two centuries), are a fictional exploration of Otherness and the intercultural set in the New World, either among native Americans (Abenakis, Iroquois) or runaway slaves in Jamaica befriended by Quakers. They argue powerfully for a reassessment of the philosophe Saint-Lambert, since they represent a significant contribution to the anti-slavery debate of the time and to a consideration of cultural relativity, revitalised by recent postcolonial discourses.
This title is Volume 99 in the series Exeter French Texts/Textes littéraires. It includes an introduction, select bibliography and essential notes, all in French.
“Saint-Lambert’s stories, while not distinguished by any exceptional literary merits, none the less have their place in intellectual and cultural history and were well worth re-editing. Little is to be commended on making them easily accessible again in this splendid edition.” –French Studies, LIV.1, 2000
Modern Language Review
“A worthwhile addition to this useful series.” –Modern Language Review, 95.2, 2000
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