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Making words matter : the agency of colonial and postcolonial literature

Author: Ambreen Hai
Publisher: Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that the writers Salman Rushdie, Rudyard Kipling and EM Forster focus self-reflectively on the unstable capacity of words to have material effects and to be censored, and that this central  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Rudyard Kipling; E M Forster; Salman Rushdie; E M Forster; Rudyard Kipling; Salman Rushdie; Rudyard Kipling; Edward M Forster; Rudyard Kipling; Salman Rushdie; Rudyard Kipling; E M Forster; Salman Rushdie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ambreen Hai
ISBN: 9780821418802 0821418807 9780821418819 0821418815
OCLC Number: 286479029
Description: xi, 377 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : the unspeakable body of the tale --
Ch. 1. Children of an other language : Kipling's stories as interracial progeny --
Ch. 2. The doubleness of writing (in) Kim, or, The art of empire --
Ch. 3. Forster's crisis : the intractable body and two passages to India, 1910-22 --
Ch. 4. At the mouth of the caves : A passage to India and the language of re-vision --
Ch. 5. From a full stop to a language : Rushdie's bodily idiom --
Ch. 6. When truth is what it is told to be : Rushdie's storytelling, dreams, and endings --
Epilogue : the body as the basis for literary agency : South Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean.
Responsibility: Ambreen Hai.

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