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Description - Imperial Desire by Philip Holden

An exploration of the intersection of colonialism and homosexuality in fiction and travel writing from Robinson Crusoe to the present, this volume brings together two dynamic fields of academic inquiry: colonial discourse analysis, which considers literary texts as expressions of colonial power; and queer theory, which interrogates the representation, enforcement, and subversions of sexualities in literature and culture. These writers reexamine the work of Kipling, Conrad, Forster, Lessing, and others, ranging from male adventure stories to postcolonial novels. This volume will provoke and inform readers concerned with gender and sexuality, colonial history and literature, or with any of the works and authors revisited--and reexperienced--here.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780816637652
ISBN-10: 0816637652
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 148mm x 20mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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