Said's Orientalism increased academic attention to Loti's work in the Anglophone world. Scholars turned to it for texts they could present as Orientalist or one of the other regionalists developed from it. Some of their declarations have been too broad, however. In his best and, in France, best-known work, Pêcheur d'Islande, Loti took an anti-colonialist stand, using the regime's renewed interest in the Gauls as a way of condemning French colonialism abroad and at home.
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Berrong, Richard M. (2012). Pierre Loti the Anti-Colonialist: "Pêcheur d’Islande". Cincinnati Romance Review 34 34-46. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/mclspubs/8