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Introduction: Toward an Aesthetics of the Earth

Elizabeth DeLoughrey and George B. Handley (eds)

in Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195394429
eISBN:
9780190252809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195394429.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book explores postcolonial constructions of the environment in literatures from Africa, the Caribbean, South Asia, and the Pacific Islands. In considering literary representations of geography, ... More


The Postcolonial Ecology of the New World Baroque: Alejo Carpentier’s The Lost Steps

George B. Handley

in Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195394429
eISBN:
9780190252809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195394429.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the postcolonial ecology of the New World Baroque, a theory invoked by Alejo Carpentier in his novel The Lost Steps. More specifically, it considers primitivism—an artistic ... More


Cultivating Community: Counterlandscaping in Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss

Jill Didur

in Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195394429
eISBN:
9780190252809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195394429.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Kiran Desai’s 2006 novel The Inheritance of Loss and examines its depiction of the Himalayan environment. It examines how colonial representations of the British ... More


Toward a Caribbean Ecopoetics: Derek Walcott’s Language of Plants

Elaine Savory

in Postcolonial Ecologies: Literatures of the Environment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195394429
eISBN:
9780190252809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195394429.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the notion of postcolonial ecopoetics by offering a reading of Derek Walcott’s poetry. More specifically, it looks at environmental or ecological consciousness that manifests in ... More


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