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Postcolonial Literature
Author: Dave Gunning

ISBN: 9780748639397
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1 January 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 15.8 x 1.7
This Guide addresses the key concerns of postcolonial literary criticism in the twenty-first century. The focus is on the development of effective comparative readings of postcolonial writing drawn from a wide range of locations. Examples of literature from Africa, Australasia, Canada, the Caribbean, Ireland and South Asia are all explored in an account that attempts not to minimise the contrasts between traditions, but rather to stimulate a productive sense of cross-cultural analysis. Established and emerging literary figures are examined alongside one another in a series of thematic chapters that cover such issues as the challenges of the English language, the shifting forms of violence in postcolonial societies, the experiences of settlement and belonging and the need to articulate new historical narratives. Postcolonial Literature also offers a clear guide to navigating the often difficult terrain of postcolonial theory, relating discussions of both seminal and more recent theoretical positions to a range of literary texts and exploring some of the important connections between postcolonial studies and other contemporary developments in literary criticism. Key Feature...

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