National Library of Australia

Reopening Update - August 2020: Enjoy a CovidSafe visit to the National Library. Read more...

You must be logged in to Tag Records
Colonial and postcolonial literature : migrant metaphors / Elleke Boehmer
Bib ID 50363
Format BookBook
Author
Boehmer, Elleke, 1961-
 
Description Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995 
304 p. : maps ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 0192892320 (paperback)
Summary

Wole Soyinka, Peter Carey, Margaret Atwood, V. S. Naipaul, J. M. Coetzee - postcolonial writers from around the world now enjoy wide popularity. In this book, Elleke Boehmer looks challengingly at the history of such writing, how it developed and how it departs from writing in the Empire in the Victorian period. Throughout this literature key themes and images - journeying, loss, the search for community, the arrival of the stranger - are expanded and redefined. Boehmer discusses these with reference to a broad range of texts, from Trollope, Kipling, Orwell, D. H. Lawrence, and Katherine Mansfield, to authors as recent as Ben Okri and Michael Ondaatje, and the Aboriginal Australians Sally Morgan and Mudrooroo.

Full contents
  • 1. Imperialism and Textuality
  • 2. Colonialist Concerns
  • 3. The Stirrings of New Nationalism
  • 4. Metropolitans and Mimics
  • 5. Independence
  • 6. Postcolonialism and Beyond.
 
Notes

"An OPUS book"--Half t.p.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-293) and index.

Subjects Commonwealth literature (English) -- History and criticism.  |  English literature -- Great Britain -- Colonies -- History and criticism.  |  English literature -- Developing countries -- History and criticism.  |  Emigration and immigration in literature.  |  Postcolonialism -- Commonwealth countries.  |  Culture conflict in literature.  |  Decolonization in literature.  |  Imperialism in literature.  |  Colonies in literature.  |  Great Britain -- Colonies -- Intellectual life.
Also Titled

Colonial & postcolonial literature

Online

    In the Library

    Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

    Details Collect From
    NL 820.99171241 B671
    Copy: NL pbk
    Main Reading Room
    N 820.99171241 B671
    Copy: N pbk
    Main Reading Room

    Order a copy

    - Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

    Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
    close Can I borrow items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close What can I get online?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
    Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.