Reading the `New' Literatures in a Post-Colonial Era

Reading the `New' Literatures in a Post-Colonial Era

Edited by Susheila Nasta

Hardback
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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

Essays on the contribution of African, Caribbean, Asian and diaspora writers to 'English' literature.
The 'new' literatures have most commonly been seen as a staging post en route to the current 'post-colonial' era. Yet these literatures and the diverse cultural histories they represent are older than such recent interpretations of them. This collection of essays investigates ways in which we can return to 'reading' these 'new' literatures without falling back on current critical assumptions.

Details

September 2000
178 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
Essays and Studies
ISBN: 9780859916011
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DS
BISAC LCO007000, LIT004100
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Table of Contents

Introduction - Susheila Nasta
Eighteenth Century Men of Letters: Ignatius Sancho and Sake Dean Mahomed - Lyn Innes
Notes Towards Reading the New Literatures in Nineteenth Century Bengal - Firdous Azim
Venetian Spaces: Old-New Literatures and the Ambivalent Uses of Jewish History - Bryan Cheyette
Imagining the postcolonial writer - A Gurnah
Reading the referent: Postcolonialism and the Writing of Modernity - Simon Gikandi
Caribbean Creole: The Real Thing? Writing and Reading the Creole in a Selection of Women's Texts - Denise de Caires Narain
Shamanism in Oceania: The Poetry of Albert Wendt - Briar Wood
The Necessity of Error: Memory and Representation in the New Literatures - Dennis Walder

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