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Cosmopolitan Criticism and Postcolonial Literature
     

Cosmopolitan Criticism and Postcolonial Literature

by R. Spencer
 
Via readings of novels by J.M. Coetzee, Timothy Mo and Salman Rushdie and the later poetry of W.B. Yeats, this book reveals how postcolonial writing can encourage the enlarged sense of moral and political responsibility needed to supplant ongoing forms of imperial violence with cosmopolitan institutions, relationships and ways of thinking.

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Via readings of novels by J.M. Coetzee, Timothy Mo and Salman Rushdie and the later poetry of W.B. Yeats, this book reveals how postcolonial writing can encourage the enlarged sense of moral and political responsibility needed to supplant ongoing forms of imperial violence with cosmopolitan institutions, relationships and ways of thinking.

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'This is an exciting and important new work in the field of postcolonial studies, one that is able to offer a significant intervention in ongoing debates around the idea of 'cosmopolitanism.' It has an extremely strong sense of the field and the work that has already been done on the topic and a very clear sense of its own relationship to that work.' - Priyamvada Gopal, University Senior Lecturer in English, University of Cambridge, UK

'Cosmopolitan Criticism...is lucidly-written, substantial and thought-provoking work which announces the arrival of a lively new voice in Postcolonial Studies.' - Bart Moore-Gilbert, New Formations

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230231665
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
04/28/2011
Edition description:
2011
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT SPENCER is Lecturer in Postcolonial Literature and Culture at the University of Manchester, UK. He is the author of numerous articles on African fiction, Palestinian literature, postcolonial theory and the work of Edward Said. This is his first book. 

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