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Paradise discourse, imperialism, and globalization : exploiting Eden

Author: Sharae Deckard
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2009.
Series: Routledge research in postcolonial literatures, 25.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analyzes authors such as Malcolm Lowry, Leonard Woolf, Juan Rulfo, Wilson Harris, Abdulrazak Gurnah, and Romesh Gunesekera to make a materialist study of the relation between paradise myths and the ideologies and economies of colonialism and neo-imperialism in literature from Mexico, Zanzibar and Sri Lanka.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Deckard, Sharae, 1978-
Paradise discourse, imperialism, and globalization.
New York : Routledge, 2010
(DLC) 2009021320
(OCoLC)237880705
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sharae Deckard
ISBN: 9780203865170 0203865170
OCLC Number: 506500211
Description: 1 online resource (x, 252 pages).
Contents: Gold-land of "wild surmise": Mexico, colonialism, and informal imperialism --
"Perverse paradiso": Malcolm Lowry and the writing of modern Mexico --
Dark paradise, lost ophir : colonial imaginaries of East Africa --
Paradise rejected : Abdulrazak Gurnah and the Swahili world --
Taprobane, Serendib, Adam's peak : Ceylon as "paradise of Dharma" --
"Make your own Eden": violence, myth, and ecology in Romesh Gunesekera.
Series Title: Routledge research in postcolonial literatures, 25.
Responsibility: Sharae Deckard.

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