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Post-Colonial Literatures in English: History, Language, Theory



Post-Colonial Literatures in English: History, Language, Theory

Dennis Walder

ISBN: 978-0-631-19492-7 June 1998 Wiley-Blackwell 248 Pages


In this original and accessible introduction to post-colonial literatures in English, Dennis Walder guides the reader through the historical, linguistic, and theoretical issues that inform post-colonial literary study.
Preface and Acknowledgements.

1. Introducing the Post-Colonial.

Part I: Studying Post-Colonial Literatures: .

2. History.

3. Language.

4. Theory.

Part II: Case Studies:.

5. Indo-Anglian Fiction.

6. Caribbean and Black British Poetry.

7. South African Literature in the Interregnum.

8. After Post-Colonialism?.

Selected Bibliography.


"Would be particularly suitable as the basis for an undergarduate course."Contemporary South Asia

"Offers a clear survey of the development of the field, and a vigorous engagement with early scholars and more recent theorists". Year's Work in English Studies

  • Guides the reader through historical, linguistic and theoretical issues.

  • Avoids jargon and generalization.

  • Offers detailed case studies of literary texts by a wide range of writers.

  • Provides a clear and provocative account.

  • Discusses writers of fiction, poetry and drama, as well as theorists.