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The postcolonial country in contemporary literature

Author: Lucienne Loh
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By situating a range of contemporary literary texts against the backdrop of the legacies of a vast rural network of empire, this book collectively critiques not only the rural heritage industry of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucienne Loh
ISBN: 9780230298903 0230298907
OCLC Number: 853649157
Description: vii, 255 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Foreign fields that are forever England --
The politics of postimperial melancholia and rural heritage in the 1980s : W.G. Sebald's The rings of Saturn --
Rural routes of empire, colonial nostalgia and the Thatcher years : V.S. Naipaul's The enigma of arrival --
Racism and the English countryside : Contemporary Black Britain in David Dabydeen's Disappearance and Caryl Phillips's A distant shore --
Towards a provincial cosmopolitanism : Amitava Kumar's Bombay, London, New York --
A distinctly uncosmopolitan present : the postcolonial rural in Amitav Ghosh's The hungry tide and Mahasweta Devi's Imaginary maps --
Historicising neocolonial globalisation and political revolution : Jamaica Kincaid's A small place --
Conclusion : Local futures, global fissures.
Responsibility: Lucienne Loh, Lecturer in English Literature, University of Liverpool, UK.

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