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Colonial and Postcolonial Literature

ISBN-10: 0199253714
ISBN-13: 9780199253715
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
Authors: Elleke Boehmer
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Description: Colonial and Postcolonial Literature is the leading critical overview of and historical introduction to colonial and postcolonial literary studies. Highly praised from the time of its first publication for its lucidity, breadth, and insight, the  More...

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Book details

List price: $43.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/8/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Colonial and Postcolonial Literature is the leading critical overview of and historical introduction to colonial and postcolonial literary studies. Highly praised from the time of its first publication for its lucidity, breadth, and insight, the book has itself played a crucial part in founding and shaping this rapidly expanding field. The author, an internationally renowned postcolonial critic, provides a broad contextualizing narrative about the evolution of colonial andpostcolonial writing in English. Illuminating close readings of texts by a wide variety of writers - from Kipling and Conrad through to Kincaid, from Ngugi to Noonuccal and Naipaul - explicate key theoretical terms such as 'subaltern', 'colonial resistance', 'writing back', and 'hybridity'. This revisededition includes new critiques of postcolonial women's writing, an expanded and fully annotated bibliography, and a new chapter and conclusion on postcolonialism exploring keynote debates in the field relating to sexuality, transnationalism, and local resistance.

Introduction
Imperialism and Textuality
Colonialist Concerns
The Stirrings of New Nationalism
Metropolitans and Mimics
Independence
Postcolonialism
Transitional futures: the postcolonial book and the global world
Chronology of key events and publications
Notes
Further Reading
Index

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