Caribbean-English Passages

Caribbean-English Passages

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Tobias DApring uses Postcolonialism as a backdrop to examine and question the traditional genres of travel writing, nature poetry, adventure tales, autobiography and the epic, assessing their relevance to, and modification by, the Caribbean experience. Caribbean-English Passages opens an innovative and cross-cultural perspective, in which familiar oppositions of colonial/white versus postcolonial/black writing are deconstructed. English identity is thereby questioned by this colonial contact, and Caribbean-English writing radically redraws the map of world literature. This book is essential reading for students of Postcolonial Literature at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.From the very start of his narration, wellknown English paintings function as explanatory references and visual codes to render his impressions. ... Just as Benjamin argued in his 1934 essay on the modern reproducibility of art, 3 Naipaula#39;s ekphrasis is circumscribed by ... may be the reason why describing them, as the narrator demonstrates with regard to the title image, prompts so many other stories.

Title:Caribbean-English Passages
Author: Tobias Döring
Publisher:Routledge - 2003-08-29

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