Ashcroft, Bill, 1946-

The empire writes back : theory and practice in post-colonial literatures / Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, Helen Tiffin. - 2nd ed. - London ; New York : Routledge, c2002. - x, 283 p. : 21 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [246]-269) and index.

Introduction --
1. Cutting the ground : critical models of post-colonial literatures --
2. Re-placing language : textual strategies in post-colonial writing --
3. Re-placing the text : the liberation of post-colonial writing --
4. Theory at the crossroads : indigenous theory and post-colonial reading --
5. Re-placing theory : post-colonial writing and literacy theory --
6. Re-thinking the post-colonial : post-colonialism in the twenty first century. Table of contents

Summary:
"The experience of colonization and the challenges of a post-colonial world have produced an explosion of new writing in English. This diverse and powerful body of literature has established a specific practice of post-colonial writing in cultures as various as India, Australia, the West Indies and Canada, and has challenged both the traditional canon and dominant ideas of literature and culture. The Empire Writes Back was the first major theoretical account of a wide range of post-colonial texts and their relation to the larger issues of post-colonial culture, and remains one of the most significant works published in this field. The authors, three leading figures in post-colonial studies, open up debates about the interrelationships of post-colonial literatures, investigate the powerful forces acting on language in the post-colonial text, and show how these texts constitute a radical critique of Eurocentric notions of literature and language." -- Publisher description.



0415280206 (pbk) 0415280192 (hbk) 9780415280204

2002068034


Commonwealth literature (English)--History and criticism.
English literature--History and criticism.--20th century
Postcolonialism--English-speaking countries.
Postcolonialism--Commonwealth countries.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Colonies in literature.

PR9080 / .A85 2002

801.95 / ASE 2002

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