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This Guide analyzes the criticism of English-language literature from the major regions and countries of the postcolonial world. Criticism on works by key writers, such as Jean Rhys, V.S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie and Jamaica Kincaid, is discussed throughout the volume to illustrate the themes and concepts that are essential to an understanding of postcolonial literature and the development of criticism in the field. Criticism and theoretical approaches are discussed in relation to analyses of literary works from South Africa, Nigeria, Jamaica, Antigua, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and Sri Lanka. Criticism on Native American writing, African American literature, as well as Irish, Scottish and Welsh liberationist texts are also mentioned throughout. The book concludes with a discussion of the theoretical debates surrounding neocolonialism, globalization and what has been referred to as and the rise of a "new world" economic empire in the West that has accelerated since the dismantling of the Soviet Union.
 

About the Author

JUSTIN EDWARDS is currently Research Fellow at Churchill College, University of Cambridge. He was previously Associate Professor of English at the University of Copenhagen and, from July 2006, he will be Professor of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century English Literature at the University of Wales, Bangor. He has published widely on Canadian and American literature and travel writing.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Colonies * Difference * Language * Orality * Rewriting * Haunting * Memory * Hybridity * Violence * Centre/Margin * Bodies * Conclusion: Neo-colonialism * Notes * Bibliography * Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230506732
Author:
Edwards, Justin D.
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Author:
Edwards, Justin
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Regional, Ethnic, Genre, Specific Subject
Subject:
History
Subject:
Literature and society
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Imperialism in literature
Subject:
Colonies in literature
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.46 in

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