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Postcolonial Literature

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Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism

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This Guide analyses the criticism of English-language literature from the major regions of the postcolonial world. Criticism on works by writers such as Jean Rhys, V.S. Naipaul and Salman Rushdie, is discussed to illustrate...

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This Guide analyses the criticism of English-language literature from the major regions of the postcolonial world. Criticism on works by writers such as Jean Rhys, V.S. Naipaul and Salman Rushdie, is discussed to illustrate the themes and concepts essential to an understanding of postcolonial literature and the development of criticism in the field

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This Guide analyses the criticism of Englishlanguage literature from the major regions and countries of the postcolonial world. Criticism on works by key writers, such as Jean Rhys, V.S. Naipaul, Salman Rushdie and Jamaica Kincaid, is discussed throughout the volume to illustrate the themes and concepts that are essential to an understanding of postcolonial literature and the development of criticism in the field. Criticism and theoretical approaches are discussed in relation to analyses of literary works from South Africa, Nigeria, Jamaica, Antigua, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and Sri Lanka. Criticism on Native American writing, African American literature, as well as Irish, Scottish and Welsh liberationist texts are also mentioned throughout.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Postcoloniality
Difference
Language
Orality
Rewriting
Violence
Travel
Maps
Gender
Queer
Haunting
Memory
Hybridity
Diaspora
Globalization
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index.
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JUSTN EDWARDS is currently Research Fellow at Churchill College, University of Cambridge and Professor of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century English Literature at the University of Wales, Bangor. He has published widely on Canadian and American literature and travel writing.

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JUSTN EDWARDS is currently Research Fellow at Churchill College, University of Cambridge and Professor of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century English Literature at the University of Wales, Bangor. He has published widely on Canadian and American literature and travel writing.

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