Literature And Nation / Edition 1

Literature And Nation / Edition 1

by Richard Allen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415212073

ISBN-13: 9780415212076

Pub. Date: 01/25/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Perhaps no two nations in modern times have had a more complex cultural engagement than imperial Britain and colonised India. This unique anthology of stories, poems, historical documents and extracts from novels - most unavailable elsewhere - enables readers to examine the cultures of these two countries in an integrated way.
Introductory chapters by Richard

Overview

Perhaps no two nations in modern times have had a more complex cultural engagement than imperial Britain and colonised India. This unique anthology of stories, poems, historical documents and extracts from novels - most unavailable elsewhere - enables readers to examine the cultures of these two countries in an integrated way.
Introductory chapters by Richard Allen and Harish Trivedi and others set out agendas for reconsideration of classic texts from the period. Major themes include:
The British nation and the colonies
Literature, nation and revolution
Poetry and nation
Liberal dilemmas in England and India
Gandhian nationalism
Independence and after
Post-colonial hybridity
Literature and Nation helps readers understand how critical thinking in the post-colonial area has developed. It also extends the field of post-colonial studies by presenting fresh primary materials translated into English from other languages. It is essential reading for all those interested in Britain and India, in colonial and post-colonial discourse, and in the interface of literature and history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415212076
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/25/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction: Nation in History Chapter 2. First Cultural Encounters Chapter 3. The British Nation and the Colonies: Jane Austen, Mansfield Park Chapter 4. Literature, Nation and Revolution: Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities Chapter 5. The White Man's Burden: Rudayrd Kipling, Kim and Selected Poems Chapter 6. Poetry and Nation: Yeats and Tagore Chapter 7. Liberal Dilemmas in England and India: E.M. Forster, A Passage to India Chapter 8 Gandhian Nationalism: Raja Rao, Kanthapura Chapter 9 Independence and After: Attia Hosain Sunlight on a Broken Column and other texts Chapter 10. Nostalgia and Disillusion: John Osborne, Look Back in Anger and V.S. Naipaul Enigma of Arrival Chapter 11 Post-colonial Hybridity: Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children

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