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The Resource Critique and utopia in postcolonial historical fiction : Atlantic and other worlds, Greg Forter

Critique and utopia in postcolonial historical fiction : Atlantic and other worlds, Greg Forter

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Critique and utopia in postcolonial historical fiction : Atlantic and other worlds
Title
Critique and utopia in postcolonial historical fiction
Title remainder
Atlantic and other worlds
Statement of responsibility
Greg Forter
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This bold and ambitious volume argues that postcolonial historical fiction offers readers valuable resources for thinking about history and the relationship between past and present. It shows how the genre's treatment of colonialism illustrates continuities between the colonial era and our own and how the genre distils from our colonial pasts the evanescent, utopian intimations of a properly postcolonial future. Critique and Utopia in Postcolonial Historical Fiction' arrives at these insights by juxtaposing novels from the Atlantic world with books from the Indian subcontinent. Attending to the links across these regions, the volume develops luminous readings of novels by Patrick Chamoiseau, J.G. Farrell, Amitav Ghosh, Marlon James, Hari Kunzru, Toni Morrison, Marlene van Niekerk, Arundhati Roy, Kamila Shamsie, and Barry Unsworth. It shows how these works not only transform our understanding of the colonial past and the futures that might issue from it, but also contribute to pressing debates in postcolonial theory-debates about the politics of literary forms, the links between cycles of capital accumulation and the emergence of new genres, the meaning of 'working through' traumas in the postcolonial context, the relationship between colonial and panoptical power, the continued salience of hybridity and mimicry for the study of colonialism, and the tension between national liberation struggles and transnational forms of solidarity. Beautifully written and meticulously theorized, 'Critique and Utopia in Postcolonial Historical Fiction' will be of interest to students of world literature, Marxist critics, postcolonial theorists, and thinkers of the utopian
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YDX
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Forter, Greg
Dewey number
800
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.P555
LC item number
F66 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Utopias in literature
  • American fiction
  • Historical fiction, American
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Utopias in literature
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Critique and utopia in postcolonial historical fiction : Atlantic and other worlds, Greg Forter
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1044865036
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 227 pages
Isbn
9780198830436
Lccn
2018949475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1044865036
Label
Critique and utopia in postcolonial historical fiction : Atlantic and other worlds, Greg Forter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1044865036
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 227 pages
Isbn
9780198830436
Lccn
2018949475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1044865036

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