Postcolonial Poetics

Postcolonial Poetics

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Responding to calls to focus on postcolonial literature's literary qualities instead of merely its political content, this volume investigates the idiosyncrasies of postcolonial poetics. However, rather than privileging the literary at the expense of the political, the essays collected here analyze how texts use genre and form to offer multiple and distinct ways of responding to political and historical questions. By probing how different kinds of literary writing can blur with other discourses, the contributors offer key insights into postcolonial literature's power to imagine alternative identities and societies.narratives of childhood from Martinique and Guadeloupe served the specific purpose of allowing their authors to reflect on ... The essays in part one, a#39;literary Form and the politics of interpretationa#39;, deal most explicitly with the question of howanbsp;...

Title:Postcolonial Poetics
Author: Patrick Crowley, Jane Hiddleston
Publisher:Liverpool University Press - 2011

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