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Singaporean literature in English : a critical reader

Author: Mohammad A Quayum; Peter C Wicks
Publisher: Serdang : Universiti Putra Malaysia Press, 2002.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mohammad A Quayum; Peter C Wicks
ISBN: 9832373506 9789832373506
OCLC Number: 50682285
Description: xiii, 446 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Section I. DEFINITIONS --
The development of Singporean literature in English / Ismail S. Talib --
Singapore writing in English : the literary tradition and cultural identity --
The English-language writer in Singapore / Shirley Geok-lin Lim --
Singapore writing in English : a need for commitment / Edwin Thumboo --
The writer and his audience in Singapore / Kirpal Singh --
Singapore, literature and identity / Peter Wicks --
Section II. STATE OF THE FIELD --
Fiction --
Novels of national identity and inter-national interpretation / Ruth Morse --
Dissenting voices : political engagements in the Singaporean novel in English / Leong Liew Geok --
Self, family and the state : social mythology in the Singapore novel in English / Koh Tai Ann --
The Singapore short story / Robert Yeo --
Drama --
Drama in Singapore : towards an English language theatre / Max Le Blond --
Theatre and censorship in Singapore / Robert Yeo --
Discourse from the margin : a triptych of negotiations in contemporary Singapore English-language theatre / K. K. Seet --
The "New Asian" modern in the theatre : cultural fragments, the Singaporean eunuch and the Asian 'Lear' / C. J. W.-L. Wee --
Poetry --
Achieving maturity : Singapore poetry in English / Kirpal Singh --
The "second tongue" myth : English poetry in polylingual Singapore / Jan. B. Gordon --
Section III. GENERAL LITERARY CRITICISM --
An approach to Singaporean writing in English / Kirpal Singh --
The sun in her eyes : writing in English by Singapore women / Koh Tai Ann --
Situating gender, evolving identities : women in four novels by Catherine Lim and Suchen Christine Lim --
Section IV. INDIVIDUAL AUTHORS --
Edwin Thumboo --
The search for style and theme : a personal account / Edwin Thumboo --
An interview with Edwin Thumboo / Peter Nazareth --
Edwin Thumboo : a study of influence on the literary history of Singapore / Shirley Geok-lin Lim --
Towards a Singapore classic : Edwin Thumboo's "Ulysses by the Merlion" / Kirpal Singh --
'Gods can die' : the writer and moral of social responsibility / Dudley de Souza --
Robert Yeo --
Writer as reformer : interview with Robert Yeo / Mohammad A. Quayum --
The poetry of Robert Yeo / Michael Wilding --
Robert Yeo's poetics and politics / Ismail Talib --
Postnationalism and hybridity in Robert Yeo's 'The Singapore trilogy' / Mohammad A. Quayum --
Catherine Lim --
The writer writing in English in multiethnic Singapore : a cultural peril, a cultural promise / Catherine Lim --
From Kulim to Singapore : Catherine Lim's literary life / Peter Wicks --
What's the use of stories? An interview with Dr. Catherine Lim / John Honeyfield --
An interview with Catherine Lim / Ong Siok Hong --
Rex Shelley --
Eurasian images of Singapore in the fiction of Rex Shelley / Rex Shelley --
Gopal Baratham --
Ritual, religion and cultural transformation in Gopal Baratham's 'Moonrise, sunset' / Chelva Kanaganayakam --
Kuo Pao Kun --
Theatre in Singapore : an interview with Kuo Pao Kun / Jacqueline Lo --
Kirpal Singh --
"Nestled dreams" : an interview with Kirpal Singh / Mohammad A. Quayum - Suchen Christine Lim --
Letter to a professor on the life of the imagination in Singapore / Suchen Christine Lim --
A two-headed demon : rev. of 'A bit of earth' / Mohammad A. Quayum --
Philip Jeyaretnam --
The significance of uselessness : resisting colonial masculinity in Philip Jeyaretnam's 'Abraham's promise' / Philip Holden --
Politics and loss in Philip Jeyaretnam's Singaporean fiction / Peter Wicks --
Lau Siew Mei --
A new voice in Singapore literature : interview with Lau Siew Mei / Lau Siew Mei.
Responsibility: edited by Mohammad A. Quayum, Peter Wicks.

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