Colony, nation, and globalisation : not at home in Singaporean and Malaysian literature (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Colony, nation, and globalisation : not at home in Singaporean and Malaysian literature

Author: Eddie Tay
Publisher: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The literature of Malaysia and Singapore, the multicultural epicentre of Asia, offers a rich body of source material for appreciating the intellectual heritage of colonial and postcolonial Southeast Asia. Focusing on themes of home and belonging, Eddie Tay illuminates many aspects of identity anxiety experienced in the region, and helps construct a dialogue between postcolonial theory and the Anglophone literatures  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eddie Tay
ISBN: 9789888028740 988802874X 9789888028733 9888028731
OCLC Number: 709672053
Description: 165 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: I. Colony: British Malaya --
ch. 1 Amok and Arrogation: Frank Swettenham's `Real Malay' --
ch. 2 Discourses of Difference: Isabella Bird, Emily Innes, and Florence Caddy --
ch. 3 The Exhaustion of Colonial Romance: W. Somerset Maugham and Anthony Burgess --
II. Nations: Malaya, Singapore, and Malaysia --
ch. 4 `There is no way out but through': Lee Kok Liang and the Malayan Nation --
ch. 5 Nationalism and Literature: Two Poems Concerning the Merlion and Karim Raslan's "Heroes" --
ch. 6 Irresponsibility and Commitment: Philip Jeyaretnam's Abraham's Promise and Gopal Baratham's A Candle or the Sun --
III. Globalisation: Home is Elsewhere --
ch. 7 The Post-Diasporic Imagination: The Novels of K. S. Maniam --
ch. 8 Two Singaporeans in America: Hwee Hwee Tan's Mammon Inc. and Simon Tay's Alien Asian --
ch. 9 Writing Back Home: Tash Aw's The Harmony Silk Factory, Vyvyane Loh's Breaking the Tongue, and Lau Siew Mei's Playing Madame Mao.
Other Titles: Not at Home in Singaporean and Malaysian literature
Responsibility: Eddie Tay.
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The literature of Malaysia and Singapore, the multicultural epicentre of Asia, offers a rich body of source material for appreciating the intellectual heritage of colonial and postcolonial Southeast Asia. Focusing on themes of home and belonging, Eddie Tay illuminates many aspects of identity anxiety experienced in the region, and helps construct a dialogue between postcolonial theory and the Anglophone literatures of Singapore and Malaysia. A chronologically ordered selection of texts is examined, including Swettenham, Bird, Maugham, Burgess, and Thumboo. This genealogy of works includes colonial travel writings and sketches as well as contemporary diasporic novels by Malaysian and Singapore-born authors based outside their countries of origin. The premise is that home is a physical space as well as a symbolic terrain invested with social, political and cultural meanings. As discussions of politics and history augment close readings of literary works, the book should appeal not only to scholars of literature, but also to scholars of Southeast Asian politics and history. --Book Jacket.

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