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Translatio studii et imperii: The Manipulation of Latin in Modern Caribbean Literature

Emily Greenwood

in Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199575244
eISBN:
9780191722189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575244.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter proposes that one of the ways in which Caribbean Classics has been liberated from the colonial curriculum is through the rejection of the idea of a continuous transmission of empire from ... More


Salman Rushdie and V. S. Naipaul

Sara Upstone

in British Asian Fiction: Twenty-first Century Voices

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078323
eISBN:
9781781703229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078323.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the transition between migrant and British-born/raised positioning through the figures of V. S. Naipaul and Salman Rushdie, arguing that the common reading of their liminal ... More


Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century

Emily Greenwood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199575244
eISBN:
9780191722189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575244.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Afro‐Greeks explores dialogues between anglophone Caribbean literature and the complex legacies of ancient Greece and Rome, from the 1920s to the beginning of the twenty‐first century. ... More


(Post)colonial Translations in V. S. Naipaul's The Enigma of Arrival

Shirley Chew

in Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236740
eISBN:
9781846314285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236740.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines V. S. Naipaul's attitude towards Joseph Conrad by focusing on the complex manner in which colonial societies and colonial identity are revisioned in the novel The Enigma of ... More


South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britain: Culture in Translation

Ruvani Ranasinha

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199207770
eISBN:
9780191695681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207770.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book provides an historical account of the publication and reception of South Asian Anglophone writing from the 1930s to the present, based on original archival research drawn from a range of ... More


V. S. Naipaul, A Bend in the River

Annabel Patterson

in The International Novel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300198003
eISBN:
9780300210408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198003.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of V. S. Naipaul's novel A Bend in the River, which chronicles the rapid changes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after independence. It first provides a ... More


West Indian Intellectuals in Britain

Bill Schwarz

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064746
eISBN:
9781781700426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064746.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Caribbean migration to Britain brought many new things—new music, new foods, new styles. It brought new ways of thinking too. This book explores the intellectual ideas that the West Indians brought ... More


Enchantment in Life: Mr. Sampath1 and the Naipaul Enigma

Ranga Rao

in R.K. Narayan: The Novelist and His Art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199470754
eISBN:
9780199087624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199470754.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

Mr. Sampath is the story of Srinivas who arrives at Malgudi and realizes his proper goals. The first critical question on Mr. Sampath that Ranga Rao asks in this chapter is if Narayan identifies ... More


Prologue: The writing voice

Denis Sampson

in The Found Voice: Writers' Beginnings

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198752998
eISBN:
9780191816000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752998.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The expression ‘finding a voice’ is commonly used by writers to suggest the discovery of an aesthetic authority that governs the development of their subsequent work. Novelists such as V. S. Naipaul, ... More


Questioning Civilizational Fault Lines

Mushirul Hasan

in Moderate or Militant: Images of India's Muslims

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195695311
eISBN:
9780199081509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195695311.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter contests theories on civilizational fault lines by introducing the voices of diversity in the writings of Aziz Ahmad and Mohammad Mujeeb on the one hand, and Nirad C. Chaudhuri and the ... More


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