ISBN 9780748639014,Postwar British Literature And Postcolonial Studies

Postwar British Literature And Postcolonial Studies

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Edinburgh University Press

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9780748639014

ISBN-10 0748639012


Number of Pages 224 Pages
Language (English)


Examines the legacy of imperialism and decolonisation, globalisation and national identity Graham MacPhee explains how postwar writers blended the experimentalism of prewar modernism with other cultural traditions to represent both the pain and the pleasures of multiculturalism. He discusses a wide range of writers, from Auden, Orwell, T.S. Eliot and Larkin to Linton Kwesi Johnson, Tony Harrison, Kazuo Ishiguro and Ian McEwan. Key Features * Explores concepts and critical terms such as 'British national literature', 'new ethnicities', 'migrancy' and 'hybridity' * Case studies of postwar texts include: Sam Selvon's The Lonely Londoners, John Arden's Serjeant Musgrave's Dance, Linton Kwesi Johnson's Dread Beat an' Blood, Tony Harrison's V, Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day, Leila Aboulela's Minaret and Ian McEwan's Saturday