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Postcolonial nostalgias : writing, representation and memory

Author: Dennis Walder
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2011.
Series: Routledge research in postcolonial literatures, 31.
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"This book offers an original and informed critique of a widespread yet often misunderstood condition -- nostalgia, a pervasive human emotion connecting people across national and historical as well as personal boundaries. Often seen as merely escapist, nostalgia also offers solace and self-understanding for those displaced by the larger movements of our time. Walder analyses the writings of some of those entangled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Walder
ISBN: 9780415445337 0415445337 9780203840382 0203840380
OCLC Number: 212849297
Description: x, 204 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the persistence of nostalgia --
'How is it going, Mr. Naipaul?' : remembering postcolonial identities --
'The broken string' : remembering the homeland --
'Alone in a landscape' : remembering Doris Lessing's Africa --
Recalling the hidden ends of empire : W.G. Sebald --
Remembering 'bitter histories' : from Achebe to Adichie --
Nostalgia for the present : J.G. Ballard's Empire of the sun --
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Series Title: Routledge research in postcolonial literatures, 31.
Responsibility: by Dennis Walder.
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Examining prose, poetry and drama by writers including Achebe, Naipaul, Coetzee, Walcott, Krog, Fugard, and versions of Shakespeare, this title pursues the often ambiguous paths of nostalgia as it  Read more...

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