Self and Colonial Desire: Travel Writings of V.S. Naipaul

Self and Colonial Desire: Travel Writings of V.S. Naipaul

by Wimal Dissanayake, Carmen Wickramagamage
     
 

This book comprehensively examines V.S. Naipaul's travel writings. There are many useful books that deal with his fiction but his travel narratives have not been subject to any detailed analysis. The intent of this book is to address this deficiency by investigating his texts of travel using strategies of inquiry associated with modern cultural studies.  See more details below

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This book comprehensively examines V.S. Naipaul's travel writings. There are many useful books that deal with his fiction but his travel narratives have not been subject to any detailed analysis. The intent of this book is to address this deficiency by investigating his texts of travel using strategies of inquiry associated with modern cultural studies.

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«There are many other interesting works on the novels and short stories of Naipaul, but none, to the best of my knowledge, that deals comprehensively with the travel writings. Through a series of sensitive and close readings, using the vocabularies and analytical strategies generated by modern literary theorists, the authors have examined Naipaul's travel narratives in a way that makes a genuine contribution to contemporary cultural studies.» (Larry Smith, East-West Center)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820419756
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1993
Series:
Studies of World Literature in English Series, #2
Pages:
160

Meet the Author

The Authors: Carmen Wickramagamage is a doctoral candidate at the Department of English, University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her articles on R.K. Narayan and Bharati Mukherjee have appeared in World Englishes and Diaspora.
Professor Wimal Dissanayake is the Head of the Humanities Forum at the East-West Center, Honolulu and a member of the graduate faculty of the Department of Communication, University of Hawaii. He holds a doctorate from the University of Cambridge, England. Professor Dissanayake is the author and editor of several books including Melodrama and Asian Cinema and Penguin Book of Modern Indian Short Stories.

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