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exotic

(ĕg-zŏt′ĭk) [Gr. exotikos]
Not native; originating in another part of the world.
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Despite these reservations, Vladimir Kapor's book remains immensely useful to those who work on the numerous nineteenth-century French writers enraptured by this epoch's fervor for exoticism. Kapor, in making the relativity of the exotic the crux of his study, provides us with a refreshing counterpoint to the numerous monographs on exoticist writers which underplay this quality.
Modernist exoticism: fabricated memories of authenticity
Turning to other instances of the increasingly popular colonial discourse about Africa, Fiedler reads Wilhelm Raabe's novel Abu Telfan (1865) as a literary reponse to this discourse, a critique of German exoticism and European presumptions of cultural superiority, but he argues that Raabe's technique of comparing and contrasting Africa and Germany ultimately reinforces colonial tropes.
By "cross-culturalism" Marx means modern poets' "fascination with on-Western cultures," by which in turn he means their "primitivism" and 'exoticism:' This substitution of terms is non-trivial; it disguises the actual tendency of the book.
They draw most of their knowledge of Islam from the popular media, and since September 11, the Iraqi war, and the on-going Israeli/Palestinian conflict, stereotypes and misinformation contribute to a 21st century exoticism: the Muslim as terrorist and religions fanatic.
The island's beauty can be described as lost world exoticism: verdant mountain vistas, luscious rainforests and beach-scapes, native villages, and Hindu temples.
Kafka's Travels: Exoticism, Colonialism, and the Traffic of Writing.
For all its Arctic exoticism (at least) in some southern eyes), this epic drama of violence and revenge is a quintessentially Canadian one in its identification of the dangers of individual desire supplanting communal harmony.
Its Eastern exoticism, encased within a Western classical format, is explained by Ranjbaran's Iranian roots complemented since For Joshua Bell (and his Stradivarius violin) it is an ideal showpiece.
In the catalogue that accompanies the exhibit Black Romantic: The Figurative Impulse in Contemporary African-American Art, which opened at the Studio Museum in Harlem this spring, Director Lowery Stokes Sims says the show is organized around: "elements of desire, dreams, determination, and romance particular to the black experience present a viewpoint that is oppositional to modernist conceptualizations of blackness flavored by exogenous exoticism, stereotype, caricature, and even abstractionist manipulation."
While the brand capitalizes on the adventure and exoticism exemplified by Papa's life and work, buyers shouldn't set their sights on animal prints.