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Intercultural Voices in Contemporary British Literature : The Implosion of Empire - Lars Ole Sauerberg

Intercultural Voices in Contemporary British Literature

The Implosion of Empire

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During the last decades of the 20th century it has become increasingly difficult to consider British literature as "national" or "mainstream." This book investigates contemporary fiction and poetry written in or relating to Britain, and uncovers a distinct sense of a new and different national and social reality. Tracing literary effects of migration, globalization, and regionalization, the book focuses on literary tradition as an inspiration or object of hate and frustration for the exploration and expression of post-imperial experiences.

Prefacep. viii
Introductionp. 1
Literary Britain Between Imperial Legacy and Regional Devolutionp. 12
Imperial Aftermath in British Post-World War Two Fictionp. 33
Verbal (pre)occupationsp. 54
Wholly Female, Partly Foreignp. 83
In the Great Tradition - but with a Differencep. 109
Global Villagersp. 137
Adopting and Adapting Crime Fictionp. 162
Critical Perspectivep. 189
Notesp. 213
Referencesp. 219
Indexp. 223
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ISBN: 9780333801703
ISBN-10: 0333801709
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 12th November 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1