The Empire Writes Back
Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures 2nd Revised edition
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Empire Writes Back by Bill Ashcroft
Book DescriptionThe experience of colonization and the challenges of a post-colonial world have produced an explosion of new writing in English. This diverse and powerful body of literature has established a specific practice of post-colonial writing in cultures as various as India, Australia, the West Indies and Canada, and has challenged both the traditional canon and dominant ideas of literature and culture. The Empire Writes Back was the first major theoretical account of a wide range of post-colonial texts and their relation to the larger issues of post-colonial culture, and remains one of the most significant works published in this field. The authors, three leading figures in post-colonial studies, open up debates about the interrelationships of post-colonial literatures, investigate the powerful forces acting on language in the post-colonial text, and show how these texts constitute a radical critique of Eurocentric notions of literature and language. This book is brilliant not only for its incisive analysis, but for its accessibility for readers new to the field. Now with an additional chapter and an updated bibliography, The Empire Writes Back is essential for contemporary post-colonial studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415280204
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bill Ashcroft
Post-colonial Studies, Hardback (June 2013)
Previous ed. published under title: Key concepts in post-colonial studies.
Caliban's Voice, Paperback (December 2008)
Examines the ways in which post-colonial literatures have transformed English to redefine what we understand to be 'English Literature'. This title investigates the importance of language learning in the imperial mission, the function of language in ideas of race and place, the move from orature to literature and the significance of translation.
Edward Said, Paperback (October 2008)» View all books by Bill Ashcroft
Looking at the context and the impact of Edward Said's scholarship and journalism, this book examines Said's key ideas, including the significance of 'worldliness', 'amateurism', 'secular criticism', 'affiliation' and 'contrapuntal reading'; the place of text and critic in 'the world'; and, knowledge, power and the construction of the 'Other'.
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Author Biography - Bill Ashcroft
Bill Ashcroft teaches at the University of New South Wales, Australia, Gareth Griffiths at the University at Albany, USA and Helen Tiffin at the University of Queensland. All three have published widely in post-colonial studies, and together edited the ground-breaking Post-Colonial Studies Reader (1994) and wrote Key Concepts in Post-Colonial Studies (1998).
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