Literature And Nation

Literature And Nation

by Richard Allen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415212065

ISBN-13: 9780415212069

Pub. Date: 03/07/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Literature and Nation disects the relationship between Britain and India from 1800 to 1900, using key literary and historical texts. Books from Kim to Mansfield Park and Midnight's Children are used in conjunction with primary source material to better understand the complicated cultural encounters that occurred between the two countries.

Overview

Literature and Nation disects the relationship between Britain and India from 1800 to 1900, using key literary and historical texts. Books from Kim to Mansfield Park and Midnight's Children are used in conjunction with primary source material to better understand the complicated cultural encounters that occurred between the two countries. Chapters range from "First Cultural Encounters" to "Poetry and Nation" to "Nostalgia and Disillusion." With comprehensive introductions to the sections by the editors, this book is a necessary addition to Post-colonial studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415212069
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/07/2001
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(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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