Postcolonial Con-texts

    Postcolonial Con-texts

    Writing Back to the Canon

    John Thieme

    Continuum 2001

    Paperback 200pp

    9780826454669   Product Code: 27172

    Slightly off-mint. Recent works such as Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea, Coetzee's Foe and Peter Carey's Jack Maggs, which 'write back' to classic English texts, have been seen as offering a paradigm for the relationship between post-colonial writing and the 'canon'. This study provides a broad overview of such writing, focusing on responses both to texts often associated with the colonial project (The Tempest, Robinson Crusoe, Heart of Darkness, Othello) and those where the interaction between culture and imperialism is less overt (Great Expectations, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights).

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