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Postcolonial travel writing : critical explorations

Author: Justin D Edwards; Rune Graulund; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
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Postcolonial Travel Writing challenges prevailing notions of travel writing as intrinsically colonial and Eurocentric, exploring the works of writers including Jamaica Kincaid, Caryl Phillips, V.S. Naipaul, Pico Iyer and Jan Morris as rich and fascinating examples of the genre. Featuring original interviews with William Dalrymple and Pankaj Mishra, this exciting collection by internationally recognized scholars in  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Postcolonial travel writing.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
(DLC) 2010033939
(OCoLC)659412871
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Justin D Edwards; Rune Graulund; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230294769 0230294766
OCLC Number: 696332088
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 192 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Reading Postcolonial Travel Writing; J.D. Edwards & R. Graulund --
Beyond Imperial Eyes; C. Lindsay --
Disturbing Naipaul's 'Universal Civilization': Islam, Travel Narratives and the Limits of Westernization; B. Roy --
Traveling Home: Global Travel and the Postcolonial in the Travel Writing of Pico Iyer; R. Graulund --
Travel Writing and Postcoloniality: Caryl Phillips's The Atlantic Sound; M.L.L. Ropero --
Decolonizing Travel: James/Jan Morris's Geographies; R. Phillips --
'Between somewhere and elsewhere': Sugar, Slate and Postcolonial Travel Writing; J.D. Edwards --
Where the Other Half Lives: Touring the Sites of Caribbean Spirit Possession in Jamaica Kincaid's A Small Place; A. Schroder --
Flora Diaspora in Jamaica Kincaid's Travel Writing; Z. Pecic --
Post-Orientalism and the Past-Colonial in William Dalrymple's Travel Histories; P. Smethurst --
An Interview with William Dalrymple and Pankaj Mishra; T. Khair.
Responsibility: edited by Justin D. Edwards and Rune Graulund.
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