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Loh, Lucienne

The Postcolonial Country in Contemporary Literature

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Foreign Fields that are Forever England
Lucienne Loh

Part I. Legacies of Empire in the English Countryside

2. The Politics of Postimperial Melancholia and Rural Heritage in the 1980s: W.G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn
Lucienne Loh

3. Rural Routes of Empire, Colonial Nostalgia and the Thatcher Years: V.S. Naipaul’s The Enigma of Arrival
Lucienne Loh

4. Racism and the English Countryside: Contemporary Black Britain in David Dabydeen’s Disappearance and Caryl Phillips’s A Distant Shore
Lucienne Loh

Part II. Legacies of Empire in the Postcolonial Rural

5. Towards a Provincial Cosmopolitanism: Amitava Kumar’s Bombay, London, New York
Lucienne Loh

6. A Distinctly Uncosmopolitan Present: The Postcolonial Rural in Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide and Mahasweta Devi’s Imaginary Maps
Lucienne Loh

7. Historicising Neocolonial Globalisation and Political Revolution: Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place
Lucienne Loh

8. Conclusion: Local Futures, Global Fissures
Lucienne Loh

Keywords: Literature, Postcolonial/World Literature, Twentieth-Century Literature, British and Irish Literature, Literary Theory, Cultural Theory, Fiction

Author(s)
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2013
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
262 pages
Category
Litterary Studies
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781137314611
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-33514-5

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