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Tradition and the Postcolonial Talent: T. S. Eliot versus E. K. Brathwaite

Matthew Hart

in Nations of Nothing But Poetry: Modernism, Transnationalism, and Synthetic Vernacular Writing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390339
eISBN:
9780199776191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390339.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the relation between Edward Kamau Brathwaite's Caribbean “nation language” poetics and the poems and critical essays of T. S. Eliot. Reading Brathwaite's epic sequence, The ... More


Casteless Modernities: The Contemporary Anglophone Novel and Its Invisible Interlocutors

Toral Jatin Gajarawala

in Untouchable Fictions: Literary Realism and the Crisis of Caste

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245246
eISBN:
9780823250783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245246.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers the way in which postcolonial Anglophone fiction has addressed the politics of caste. Largely fixated on the communal problem that it reads as the outgrowth of partition, ... More


Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

J. Dillon Brown and Leah Reade Rosenberg (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628464757
eISBN:
9781628464801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The first book to critically redefine and reexamine West Indian literature of the 1950s, Beyond Windrush challenges the myth that an elite cohort of male novelists based in postwar London ... More


Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1492-2002

Thomas O. Beebee

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339383
eISBN:
9780199867097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339383.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This book compares modern literary treatments of the theme of millennium—stories of the “end of the world,” conceived as the ultimate battle between good and evil resulting in the institution of an ... More


Intimating the Sacred: Religion in English Language Malaysian Fiction

Andrew Hock Soon Ng

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083213
eISBN:
9789882209831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083213.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Religion has permeated Anglophone literature in Malaysia from colonial times to the present. This study provides insights on the practices of everyday religiosity as represented in literature, which ... More


Introduction

Andrew Hock Soon Ng

in Intimating the Sacred: Religion in English Language Malaysian Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083213
eISBN:
9789882209831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083213.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This Introduction establishes the historical and theoretical framework for this study. It argues that scholarship on Anglophone Malaysian literature has tended towards a limited focus on race and ... More


Amit Chaudhuri and the Materiality of the Mundane

Saikat Majumdar

in Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156950
eISBN:
9780231527675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156950.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes the fiction of Amit Chaudhuri, who had been the most articulate voice in expressing a persistent critique of the ethos of the national allegory that had, at one point, come to ... More


Introduction Post-War Anglophone Lebanese Fiction: Roots and Routes

Syrine Hout

in Post-War Anglophone Lebanese Fiction: Home Matters in the Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748643424
eISBN:
9780748676569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643424.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The introductory chapter is divided into two sections: the first one, focusing on roots, is a review of Arabic-language Lebanese war literature of the 1970s and 1980s, its main authors, and trends, ... More


Afterword

Syrine Hout

in Post-War Anglophone Lebanese Fiction: Home Matters in the Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748643424
eISBN:
9780748676569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643424.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Afterword sums up the permutations of homeness found in these examples of post-war Anglophone Lebanese literature. The connotative range of ‘home’ is wide, extending from the most private and ... More


Beyond the Nation: Diasporic Filipino Literature and Queer Reading

Martin Joseph Ponce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814768051
eISBN:
9780814768662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814768051.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book charts an expansive history of Filipino literature in the United States, forged within the dual contexts of imperialism and migration, from the early twentieth century into the twenty-first ... More


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