The Postcolonial Country in Contemporary Literature

Authors: Loh, L.

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By situating a range of contemporary literary texts against the backdrop of the legacies of a vast rural network of empire, this book collectively critiques not only the rural heritage industry of the 1980s in Britain but also the effect of neocolonial globalisation on postcolonial rural spaces.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: Foreign Fields that are Forever England

    Loh, Lucienne

    Pages 1-28

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  • The Politics of Postimperial Melancholia and Rural Heritage in the 1980s: W.G. Sebald’s

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    Pages 31-56

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  • Rural Routes of Empire, Colonial Nostalgia and the Thatcher Years: V.S. Naipaul’s

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    Pages 57-83

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  • Racism and the English Countryside: Contemporary Black Britain in David Dabydeen’s

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    Pages 84-113

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  • Towards a Provincial Cosmopolitanism: Amitava Kumar’s

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    Pages 117-144

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Postcolonial Country in Contemporary Literature
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31461-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137314611
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-29890-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 255
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