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Postcolonial studies and the literary : theory, interpretation and the novel

Author: Eli Park Sorensen
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Critics have argued that the field of postcolonial studies has become melancholic due to its institutionalisation in recent years. This book identifies some limits of postcolonial studies and suggests ways of coming to terms with this issue via a renewed engagement with the literary dimension in the postcolonial text"--
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Named Person: Ousmane Sembène; J M Coetzee; Rohinton Mistry; Ousmane Sembène; John M Coetzee; Rohinton Mistry
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eli Park Sorensen
ISBN: 9780230252622 0230252621
OCLC Number: 531718865
Description: xiv, 189 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The melancholia of postcolonial studies --
Returning to the literary --
Utopian-interpretive trajectories --
Form and temporality in Ousmane Sembène's Xala --
Arcades of foreignness : J.M. Coetzee's Foe --
Realism in Rohinton Mistry's A fine balance.
Responsibility: Eli Park Sorensen.
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'This is an engaging and truly thoughtful book. It is poised and ambitious, both in its bold and subtle handling of the literary texts on which it centres and in its overarching arguments. Sorensen's Read more...

 
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