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The postcolonial novel

Author: Richard J Lane
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2006.
Series: Themes in 20th century literature & culture
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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* A concise introduction to a core and popular area of literary studies. * Provides extended case studies which survey and summarise key critical debates and as such are invaluable for teaching.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Lane
ISBN: 0745632785 0745632793 9780745632780 9780745632797
OCLC Number: 237898370
Description: vii, 146 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introducing the postcolonial novel in English: Wilson Harris's Palace of the peacock --
The counter-canonical novel: J.M. Coerzee's Foe and Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea --
Alternative historiographies: Chinua Achebe's Things fall apart --
National consciousness: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o's A grain of wheat --
Interrogating subjectivity: Bessie Head's A question of power --
Recoding narrative: Margaret Atwood's Surfacing --
The Rushdie affair: Salman Rushdie's The satanic verses --
The optical unconscious: Arundhati Roy's The god of small things --
Conclusion: Ending with Joy Kogawa's Obasan and Phyllis Greenwood's An interrupted panorama.
Series Title: Themes in 20th century literature & culture
Responsibility: Richard J. Lane.
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"A highly useful text for students of postcolonial literature." Modern Philology "An accessible introduction for students ... thought-provoking discussions of some interesting works." Helen Hayward, Read more...

 
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