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Title Kipling and beyond : patriotism, globalisation, and postcolonialism / edited by Caroline Rooney and Kaori Nagai
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 214 pages)
Contents Kipling's Unloved Race: The Retreat from Modernity / B. Parry -- How 'The White Man's Burden' Lost Its Scare-Quotes: Kipling and the New American Empire / J. Plotz -- Empire's Children / D. Landry & C. Rooney -- The Alterity of Terror: Reading Kipling's 'Uncanny' India / J. Collins -- Kipling's Other Burden: Counter-narrating Empire / R.B. Singh -- 'Arguing with the Himalayas'?: Edward Said on Rudyard Kipling / H. Trivedi -- Blindness and the Idea of the Artist in Rudyard Kipling's They and Michael Ondaatje's Anil's Ghost / S. Chew -- What They Knew of Nation and Empire: Rudyard Kipling and C.L.R. James / C. Westall -- Ex-patriotism / B. Grant & K. Nagai
Summary Why Kipling today? Why do postcolonial discourses, as well as popular culture and journalism, keep referring back to him, as a byword for imperialism and its ideologies? Kipling and Beyond reasses Kipling's texts and their reception and asks why Kipling continues to be a significant cultural icon. Featuring an internationally distinguished list of contributors, the collection offers fresh re-readings of Kipling's texts in order to explore new approaches to postcolonial studies; it critically examines our nostalgic gaze towards the colonial legacy, and what this means in the context of today's Anglo-American globalization
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Globalization in literature.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Nagai, Kaori.
Rooney, Caroline.
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ISBN 0230290477 (electronic bk.)
9780230290471 (electronic bk.)