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Postcolonial Yearning

Reshaping Spiritual and Secular Discourses in Contemporary Literature

Authors: Sen, A.

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Anglophone postcolonial studies has been characterized by its secular nature. Yet as the first generation of scholars grapples with mortality, a yearning for spiritual meaning is emerging in many texts. This study synthesizes the sacred language used in these texts with critical theory in order to create a holistic frame for interpretive analysis.

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Asha Sen is Professor in the Deptartment of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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"This is a book about grieving. How does one grieve in the West? In the academy, for that matter? In this beautifully conceptualized book, Sen identifies moments in postcolonial writing that seem to gesture towards ways of articulating the mystical in language. Her close readings are superb." - Anushiya Ramaswamy, Professor of English, Southern Illinois University, USA


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-17

    Sen, Asha

  • Travel Writing and Cultural Tourism: William Dalrymple’s Nine Lives and Pankaj Mishra’s An End to Suffering

    Pages 18-32

    Sen, Asha

  • Things Fall Apart and Wide Sargasso Sea: Revisiting Spirit, Rewriting Canon

    Pages 33-48

    Sen, Asha

  • Boundary Crossings in Leila Ahmed’s A Border Passage and Pico Iyer’s Abandon

    Pages 49-73

    Sen, Asha

  • “Spiritual/Secular; Hmong/American”: Anne Fadiman’s The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down and Kao Kalia Yang’s The Latehomecomer

    Pages 74-93

    Sen, Asha

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Hardcover £49.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-33296-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Postcolonial Yearning
Book Subtitle
Reshaping Spiritual and Secular Discourses in Contemporary Literature
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34018-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137340184
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33296-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 115
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