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Sax Romer's Use of Oriental Words in His Fiction

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dc.creator Cannon, Garland
dc.date.accessioned 2005-12-07T19:37:20Z
dc.date.available 2005-12-07T19:37:20Z
dc.date.issued 2005-12-07T19:37:20Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/2820
dc.description.abstract Sax Rohmer (the pseudonym of Arthur Sarsfield Ward, 1883-1959) was one of the most widely read pop authors in the English-speaking world in the 20th century. His Fu Manchu first appeared in "The Zayat Kiss," in the British magazine Story-Teller (October 1912), followed by the novel The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu in 1913. After World War II Rohmer changed this sinister Chinese arch-criminal into a heroic anti-Communist. Further thrilled by radio versions, feature films, stage plays, television series, and even a Marvel comic book, millions of readers have shuddered in Rohmer's auras of tomb robbers, ancient Egyptian demons haunting asp-infested tunnels beneath the pyramids, voodoo rites and zombies, and vampires, communicated by carefully selected eastern lexical borrowings. In 1951 he introduced the glamorous witch Sumuru as a female Fu Manchu in five well-received novels. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Alchemy en
dc.subject Ancient Egypt en
dc.subject Anthropology en
dc.subject Arabic language and culture en
dc.subject Chinese culture and people en
dc.subject Agatha Christie en
dc.subject Comparative Studies en
dc.subject Drugs en
dc.subject Egypt en
dc.subject Fu Manchu en
dc.subject Islam en
dc.subject Sir William Jones en
dc.subject Edward W Lane en
dc.subject Lexicography en
dc.subject Linguistics en
dc.subject Literature en
dc.subject Mahound (=Mahummad) en
dc.subject Oxford English Dictionary en
dc.subject Persian language and culture en
dc.subject Edgar Allen Poe en
dc.subject Pyramids en
dc.subject Sax Rohmer en
dc.subject Semantics en
dc.subject Sociology en
dc.subject Sorcery en
dc.subject Tarzan en
dc.subject Word borrowings en
dc.subject Yello Peril en
dc.subject H. G. Wells en
dc.title Sax Romer's Use of Oriental Words in His Fiction en
local.department English en


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