Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Tragedy of the Korosko

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From the author of the Sherlock Holmes novel comes The Tragedy of the Korosko. This is a very significant book about the general opinions of Western people about middle eastern-Arabs at the end of 19th century. The tale is about how tourists on a steamer have been taken hostage by a gang of Arabs, and how "the heroic" British army saved them. What is behind the tale is what has been codified by Kipling: "the burden of the white man". The superior civilized Anglo Saxons and their mission toward uncivilized barbarians. The depiction of natives in mild racists words is what, unfortunately, has not changed so much in western opinions (even if hidden behind layers of politically correct). Very instructive for whoever is interested in the root of racisms, as described by E. Said in "Orientalism". A very funny part of the book is the contrast between the arrogant French tourists who at the beginning criticizes the wise Brits, but by the end is grateful and... More > convinced.< Less
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January 24, 2011
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