Caribbean-English Passages: Intertexuality in a Postcolonial Tradition

Caribbean-English Passages: Intertexuality in a Postcolonial Tradition

by Tobias Doring


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Tobias Döring uses Postcolonialism as a backdrop to examine and question the traditional genres of travel writing, nature poetry, adventure tales, autobiography and the epic, assessing their relevance to, and modification by, the Caribbean experience.
Caribbean-English Passages opens an innovative and cross-cultural perspective, in which familiar oppositions of colonial/white versus postcolonial/black writing are deconstructed. English identity is thereby questioned by this colonial contact, and Caribbean-English writing radically redraws the map of world literature.
This book is essential reading for students of Postcolonial Literature at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415255844
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/29/2001
Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Tobias Döring teaches literature and cultural studies at the English Department of the Freie Universität Berlin. A graduate of the University of Kent at Canterbury, he takes special interest in African and Caribbean literature and postcolonial studies.

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