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The postcolonial novel

Author: Richard J Lane
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2006.
Series: Themes in twentieth-century literature and culture.
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"The Postcolonial Novel provides a concise and invaluable introduction to the rise of postcolonial literatures in English through close readings of seminal novels. These novels which continue to generate debate long after publication and have influenced the ways in which we think about literature and literary studies provide an ideal entry point to the subject for students. Each main chapter begins with a helpful  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Lane, Richard J., 1966-
Postcolonial novel.
Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2006
(OCoLC)607754291
Named Person: Ngugi wa Thiong'o; Chinua Achebe; Margaret Atwood; John M Coetzee; Wilson Harris; Bessie Head; Jean Rhys; Arundhati Roy; Salman Rushdie; Jean Rhys; Chinua Achebe; Ngugi wa Thiong'o.; Bessie Head; Margaret Atwood; Salman Rushdie; Roy, Arundhati <Schriftstellerin>; Wilson Harris; John M Coetzee
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Lane
ISBN: 0745632785 9780745632780 0745632793 9780745632797
OCLC Number: 62177667
Description: vii, 146 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introducing the postcolonial novel in English: Wilson Harris's Palace of the peacock --
The counter-canonical novel: J.M. Coerzee's Foe and Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea --
Alternative historiographies: Chinua Achebe's Things fall apart --
National consciousness: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o's A grain of wheat --
Interrogating subjectivity: Bessie Head's A question of power --
Recoding narrative: Margaret Atwood's Surfacing --
The Rushdie affair: Salman Rushdie's The satanic verses --
The optical unconscious: Arundhati Roy's The god of small things --
Conclusion: Ending with Joy Kogawa's Obasan and Phyllis Greenwood's An interrupted panorama.
Series Title: Themes in twentieth-century literature and culture.
Responsibility: Richard J. Lane.
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* A concise introduction to a core and popular area of literary studies. * Provides extended case studies which survey and summarise key critical debates and as such are invaluable for teaching.  Read more...

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