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The Resource South Asian writers in twentieth-century Britain : culture in translation, Ruvani Ranasinha

South Asian writers in twentieth-century Britain : culture in translation, Ruvani Ranasinha

Label
South Asian writers in twentieth-century Britain : culture in translation
Title
South Asian writers in twentieth-century Britain
Title remainder
culture in translation
Statement of responsibility
Ruvani Ranasinha
Title variation
South Asian writers in 20th-century Britain
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britain is the first book to provide a historical account of the publication and reception of South Asian anglophone writing from the 1930s to the present, based on original archival research drawn from a range of publishing houses. This comparison of succeeding generations of writers who emigrated to, or were born in, Britain examines how the experience of migrancy, the attitudes towards migrant writers in the literary market place, and the critical reception of them, changed signilicantly throughout the twentieth century. Ranasinha shows how the aesthetic, cultural, and political context changed significantly for each generation, producing radically different kinds of writing and transforming the role of the postcolonial writer of South Asian origin." "The extensive use of original materials from publishers' archives shows how shifting political, academic, and commercial agendas in Britain and North America influenced the selection, content, presentation, and consumption of many of these texts."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ranasinha, Ruvani
Dewey number
820.9/0091
Index
index present
LC call number
PR129.A785
LC item number
R36 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford English monographs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • South Asians in literature
  • South Asians
  • South Asia
Label
South Asian writers in twentieth-century Britain : culture in translation, Ruvani Ranasinha
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-296) 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
Contents
Shifting conditions: the changing markets for South Asian writing in Britain during the twentieth century -- Self translation as self-promotion: I: Nirad C. Chaudhuri II: M.J. Tambimuttu -- Assimilation and resistance: Kamala Markandaya and A. Sivanandan -- Writing back, re-writing Britain: Farrukh Dhondy and Salman Rushdie -- Staging cultural difference: cultural translation and the politics of representation: Hanif Kureishi and Meera Syal
Control code
77270920
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780199207770
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2006101998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)77270920
Label
South Asian writers in twentieth-century Britain : culture in translation, Ruvani Ranasinha
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-296) 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
Contents
Shifting conditions: the changing markets for South Asian writing in Britain during the twentieth century -- Self translation as self-promotion: I: Nirad C. Chaudhuri II: M.J. Tambimuttu -- Assimilation and resistance: Kamala Markandaya and A. Sivanandan -- Writing back, re-writing Britain: Farrukh Dhondy and Salman Rushdie -- Staging cultural difference: cultural translation and the politics of representation: Hanif Kureishi and Meera Syal
Control code
77270920
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 302 pages
Isbn
9780199207770
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2006101998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)77270920

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