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Cross-Cultural Nostoi: Wilson Harris’s The Mask of the Beggar

Justine McConnell

in Black Odysseys: The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora since 1939

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199605002
eISBN:
9780191751226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605002.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Harris’s novel The Mask of the Beggar appropriates and reinterprets Homer’s Odyssey. This chapter engages with Harris’s underlying philosophy developed throughout his long literary career, paying ... More


The Masks of Conquest: Wilson Harris’s Jonestown and the Thresholds of Grievability

Jodi A. Byrd

in The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676408
eISBN:
9781452947754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676408.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents a reading of Guyanese novelist Wilson Harris’s Jonestown, focusing on the narrative strategies Harris employs to represent indigenous cultures in the aftermath of the Jonestown ... More


National Communities

Lucy Evans

in Communities in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Short Stories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381182
eISBN:
9781781384855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381182.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter explores the contribution of literature to post-independence nation-building in the Caribbean. Lawrence Scott’s Witchbroom (1992) focuses on Trinidad and Mark McWatt’s Suspended ... More


‘The Abstract Globe in One’s Head’: Robert Schomburgk, Wilson Harris, and the Ecology of Modernism

Michael Niblett

in The Caribbean: Aesthetics, World-Ecology, Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382950
eISBN:
9781781384022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382950.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In this chapter, Michael Niblett examines the work of the nineteenth-century Anglicized Prussian explorer Robert Schomburgk alongside Wilson Harris’s 1965 novel The Eye of the Scarecrow. Arguing for ... More


“The people living a life every man for himself”: Problems in the Postindependence Body (Politic)

Michael Niblett

in The Caribbean Novel since 1945: Cultural Practice, Form, and the Nation-State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032479
eISBN:
9781617032486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032479.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Caribbean texts from the 1950s both articulated the promise of an independent nation-state and foreshadowed the potential problems it might encounter. This chapter explores the materialization of ... More


John Buchan and Wilson Harris: Myth and Counter-Myth, Exploration and Empire

David Punter

in Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637744
eISBN:
9780748652143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637744.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses John Buchan's Prester John and Wilson Harris' The Palace of the Peacock. Among the themes, it touches on definitions of heroism; accounts of the journey; approaches to the ... More


Singing across the Faultlines: Cultural Shifts in Twentieth-Century Receptions of Homer

Lorna Hardwick

in Homer in the Twentieth Century: Between World Literature and the Western Canon

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298266
eISBN:
9780191711602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298266.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter tries to disentangle some of the cultural strands involved in recent receptions of Homer. Eschewing linear models of reception, it instead focuses on the potential of Homer receptions to ... More


Developing Fictions: Amos Tutuola at Faber and Faber

Peter J. Kalliney

in Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture and the Emergence of Postcolonial Aesthetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199977970
eISBN:
9780199346189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977970.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Five assesses the impact of development discourse on the literary institutions of the period. At midcentury, the idea of economic development was crucial for managing the transition from ... More


Conclusion

Lucy Evans

in Communities in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Short Stories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381182
eISBN:
9781781384855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381182.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Conclusion brings together the eight texts analysed in the book, comparing and contrasting the kinds of community depicted in each and the ways each writer utilises the form of the short story ... More


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