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Cannibals: The Discovery and Representation of the Cannibal from Columbus to Jules Verne: The Discovery and Representation of the Cannibal from Colombus to Jules Verne [Hardcover]

Frank Lestringant
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Introduction: To Meet a Cannibal.

Part I: From Dog–heads to Man–eaters: .

1. Birth of the Cannibal.

2. The Cannibal á la mode.

3. The Cannibal Comes to France.

4. Brazil, Land of Cannibals.

Part II: In Search of the Honourable Cannibal: .

5. The First Ethnographer of the Tupinamba Indians.

6. Jean de Léry, or the Cannibal Obsession.

7. The Melancholy Cannibal.

8. The Spitting Cannibal.

Part III: Cannibals by Constraint: .

9. Cardano, or the Rule of Necessity.

10. Brébeuf and Robinson: The Missionary and the Colonist.

11. The Enlightenment Cannibal: from Bougainville to Voltaire.

12. Cruel Nature: De Pauw and Sade.

13. Cannibalism and Colonialism: Jules Verne.

Epilogue: The Return of the Cannibal: Swift, Flaubert and the Medusa. Appendix I: The Cannibal Speaks: From Montaigne to Jean–Jacques Rousseau.

Appendix II: The Cannibal in Canada: Chateaubriand Reads Montaigne.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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