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Empire, the national, and the postcolonial : 1890-1920 ; resistance in interaction

Author: Elleke Boehmer
Publisher: Oxford Oxford Univ. Press 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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Explores the political and textual interrelations which linked anti-colonialists, nationalists, and modernists in the years 1890-1920. This book focuses on both canonical and less well-known figures,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elleke Boehmer
ISBN: 9780198184454 019818445X
OCLC Number: 844939282
Notes: Literaturverz. S. [215] - 232
Description: VIII, 239 Seiten
Contents: 1. ANTI-IMPERIAL INTERACTION ACROSS THE COLONIAL BORDERLINE ; Introduction ; Cross-national Intertextuality ; Networks of Resistance ; The Irish Boer War and The United Irishman ; 2. INDIA THE STARTING POINT: CROSS-NATIONAL SELF-TRANSLATION IN 1900S CALCUTTA ; 'From all points do the paths converge': A Unique Encounter ; A Warlike Spirituality ; The Cross-Meshed Calcutta Context ; Interdiscursivity: Of Kali and the Gita ; 'She is in me as she is in you': Nivedita's Kali-Worship ; 3. 'BUT TRANSMITTERS'?: THE INTERDISCURSIVE ALLIANCE OF AUROBINDO GHOSE AND SISTER NIVEDITA ; Aurobindo Ghose in England: 'the spirit alone that saves' ; The Young Margaret Noble: 'the ocean through an empty shell' ; A Joint 'Cry for Battle' ; 'To assail and crush the assailant': Intertextual Links ; 4. 'ABLE TO SING THEIR SONGS': SOLOMON PLAATJE'S MANY-TONGUED NATIONALISM ; A Barolong, a Gentleman: An Exemplary Career ; Nationalism and the Transatlantic 'People's Friend' ; 5. 'IMMEASURABLE STRANGENESS' BETWEEN EMPIRE AND MODERNISM: W. B. YEATS AND RABINDRANATH TAGORE, AND LEONARD WOOLF ; Towards a Theory of Modernism in the Imperial World ; Leonard Woolf: Reluctant Imperialism ; The Cultural Nationalist as Modernist ; Conclusion: A Narrative Claim upon the Jungle
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Boehmer's most challenging and rewarding book to date. Her encyclopaedic knowledge and sensitivity to textual detail . . . combine excitingly with her impressive theoretical dexterity and ambition. * Read more...

 
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