All the Difference in the World: Postcoloniality and the Ends of Comparison

All the Difference in the World: Postcoloniality and the Ends of Comparison

by Natalie Melas

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804731980
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 12/08/2006
Series: Cultural Memory in the Present
Edition description: 1
Pages: 301
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Natalie Melas is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Cornell University.

Table of Contents


Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
Grounds for Comparison     1
Ungrounding Comparison: Conrad and Colonial Narration     44
Empire's Loose Ends: Dissimilated Reading     84
Ruined Metaphor: Epic Similitude and the Pedagogy of Poetic Space in Derek Walcott's Omeros     113
The Gift of Belittling All Things: Catastrophic Miniaturization in Aime Cesaire and Simone Schwarz-Bart     170
Notes     229
Bibliography     257
Index     269

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