Postcolonial Criticism: History, Theory And The Work Of Fiction

By: Nicholas Harrison

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In the field of postcolonial studies, the full richness and complexity of the connections between literature, history and ideology are often overlooked by critics hurrying to stake out their political positions. As a result, many arguments are built on unjustified assumptions about the sort of work that literature – and criticism – can and cannot do. In this important and timely book, Harrison sheds new light on what is actually at issue in postcolonial criticism. Focusing on a series of major works, from Conrad’s Heart of Darkness to Djebar’s autobiography, the book draws on and elucidates a wide range of theoretical and critical work. To students unfamiliar with postcolonial criticism it offers a way into the field via key issues and specific examples rather than abstract theoretical summary, while for those already working in the area it raises crucial questions about the very basis of postcolonial critical practice. Postcolonial Criticism is a major intervention in the field of postcolonial studies which re-examines critical suppositions about reading and representation, and which calls into question established notions about the relations between literature and colonialism. Printed Pages: 230.

Title: Postcolonial Criticism: History, Theory And The Work Of Fiction

Author Name: Nicholas Harrison

Categories: India, Philosophy,

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2018

ISBN: 8131609154

ISBN 13: 9788131609156

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701695

Keywords: Postcolonial Criticism: History, Theory And The Work Of Fiction Nicholas Harrison