Lollobrigida had approached the Philippines from an Orientalist and exoticist
point of view by concentrating on nature scenery and photos which highlighted the Tasadays (supposedly a prehistoric tribe discovered by Manda Elizalde, who later turned out to be a hoax), while Guerrero Nakpil insisted that the book should not be about 'a Stone Age tribe in the jungles of Mindanao' but the '45 million people who don't live in trees.
We tend to ignore that the local and localism are often engendered and sustained by a global exoticist
taste, which likes to see a shade of otherness in the periphery.
In a letter to Max Brod (18 July 1916), Kafka described what he saw, which contrasted an exoticist
frame with ordinary contents.
The excerpt quoted above is especially notable in that it relies both on the logic of natural science and on exoticist
fantasy to depict Tarchetti's brief existence as the doomed struggle of a tropical plant, born for the ideal climates of an exotic paradise, and destined to die because incapable of adapting to an "artificial" environment.
Such varied choices in cover art for this novel signal a tension of representation inherent to the novel itself, that is, the variations in cover art demonstrate an opposition between on the one hand, an assertion of feminine and proto-feminist autonomy and, on the other, an exoticist
subordination to the object of the male gaze.
chases the charm of the unfamiliar, but then must face the consequences of this addiction to geographical unfamiliarity.
There is a stark contrast between the somewhat disparaging application of the term by Bosi that restricted sertanismo to exoticist
late-Romanticism to a more socially conscious usage that emphasizes orality and the distinction made between narrators' treatment of marginalized peoples as objects versus subjects.
And just as Ireland freed Yeats and especially Synge, Galicia freed Valle-Inclan from exoticist
modernism, which he fortunately entertained only fleetingly, and from the Castilianist modernism that has had such a lamentable and lasting influence on some others.
It is as if Carpentier pointedly conceives of a narrator who personifies both these aspects of the ethnographer's persona: the exorcistic and the exoticist
Besides, as has been voluminously documented, nineteenth-century French authors writing in romantic, exoticist
, adventure, and other veins showed no compunction about ranging far and wide in their fictions.
Let me elaborate on these critics' celebration of exoticism as a useful critical paradigm for Orientalist paintings and also introduce my own approach to Browne's and Jerichau-Baumann's Orientalist, or as I would prefer to call them, exoticist
In his Sincopa y Ritmo essay, "Autenticidad en la inspiracion musical negro," the exoticist
tendencies that plagued vanguard cultural criticism remain fully intact.