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Praise for the previous edition: It provides a refreshingly readable, current, and knowledgeable account of the issues as the author displays an excellent grasp of the complexities of the subject. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Colonial and Postcolonial Literature is the leading critical overview of and historical introduction to colonial and postcolonial literary studies.

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Highly praised from the time of its first publication for its lucidity, breadth, and insight, the book has itself played a crucial part in founding and shaping this rapidly expanding field.

The author, an internationally renowned postcolonial critic, provides a postcoloniwl contextualizing narrative about the evolution of colonial and postcolonial writing in English. Illuminating close readings of texts by a wide variety of writers–from Kipling and Conrad through to Kincaid, from Ngugi to Noonuccal and Naipaul–explicate key theoretical terms such as “subaltern,” “colonial resistance,” “writing back,” and “hybridity.


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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. A Passage to India. Jane Eyre Bantam Classics. Review Praise for the previous edition: This is an excellent introduction. Colonial and Postcolonial Literature is as accessible to the newcomer to the field as it is useful to the specialist.

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Her exposition of literary and theoretical landmarks in the field should be helpful for all who wish to first look at a snapshot of the field and then proceed to reading in depth. Much has happened since the book first appeared and there is a second edition which I eoleke not checked but it still is a very good first introductory volume, as Boehmer writes with remarkable clarity.


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