Paul Lyons (essay date 1996)
SOURCE: Lyons, Paul. “From Man-Eaters to Spam-Eaters: Literary Tourism and the Discourse of Cannibalism from Herman Melville to Paul Theroux.” In Multiculturalism and Representation: Selected Essays, edited by John Rieder and Larry E. Smith, pp. 67-86. Honolulu: College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature, University of Hawaii and the East-West Center, 1996.
[In the following essay, Lyons places the treatment of cannibalism in travel narratives within a historical perspective, and traces its contemporary significance in the work of Paul Theroux.]
The Oceania found in this literature is … more revealing of papalagi fantasies and...
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