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Title Postcolonial travel writing : critical explorations / edited by Justin D. Edwards and Rune Graulund
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 192 pages)
Contents Introduction: Reading Postcolonial Travel Writing; J.D. Edwards & R. Graulund -- Beyond Imperial Eyes; C. Lindsay -- Disturbing Naipaul's 'Universal Civilization': Islam, Travel Narratives and the Limits of Westernization; B. Roy -- Traveling Home: Global Travel and the Postcolonial in the Travel Writing of Pico Iyer; R. Graulund -- Travel Writing and Postcoloniality: Caryl Phillips's The Atlantic Sound; M.L.L. Ropero -- Decolonizing Travel: James/Jan Morris's Geographies; R. Phillips -- 'Between somewhere and elsewhere': Sugar, Slate and Postcolonial Travel Writing; J.D. Edwards -- Where the Other Half Lives: Touring the Sites of Caribbean Spirit Possession in Jamaica Kincaid's A Small Place; A. Schroder -- Flora Diaspora in Jamaica Kincaid's Travel Writing; Z. Pecic -- Post-Orientalism and the Past-Colonial in William Dalrymple's Travel Histories; P. Smethurst -- An Interview with William Dalrymple and Pankaj Mishra; T. Khair
Summary Postcolonial Travel Writing challenges prevailing notions of travel writing as intrinsically colonial and Eurocentric, exploring the works of writers including Jamaica Kincaid, Caryl Phillips, V.S. Naipaul, Pico Iyer and Jan Morris as rich and fascinating examples of the genre. Featuring original interviews with William Dalrymple and Pankaj Mishra, this exciting collection by internationally recognized scholars in the field offers a comprehensive study of postcolonial travel writing, from literature and memoir to essays and travel histories. The volume stands as an innovative benchmark study of future inquiries into the field, and will spark a much-needed rethinking of this vibrant and volatile genre
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Commonwealth prose literature (English) -- History and criticism.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Travel in literature.
Travelers' writings, Commonwealth (English) -- History and criticism.
Travelers' writings, English -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Edwards, Justin D., 1970-
Graulund, Rune.
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ISBN 0230294766 (electronic bk.)
9780230294769 (electronic bk.)