The Rhetoric of English India

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University of Chicago Press, 1992 - 230 Seiten
Tracing a genealogy of colonial discourse, Suleri focuses on paradigmatic moments in the multiple stories generated by the British colonization of the Indian subcontinent. Both the literature of imperialism and its postcolonial aftermath emerge here as a series of guilty transactions between two cultures that are equally evasive and uncertain of their own authority.

"A dense, witty, and richly allusive book . . . an extremely valuable contribution to postcolonial cultural studies as well as to the whole area of literary criticism."—Jean Sudrann, Choice
 

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Author of the memoir Meatless Days ( LJ 4/15/89), Suleri explores the relation of colonial and postcolonial writers to the experience of India. In chapters on Edmund Burke, E.M. Forster, Rudyard ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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The Rhetoric of English India
2
Edmund Burke and the Indian Sublime
25
Reading the Trial of Warren Hastings
50
The Feminine Picturesque
76
The Adolescence of Kim
112
Forsters Imperial Erotic
133
Naipauls Arrival
150
Salman Rushdie Embodiments of Blasphemy Censorships of Shame
175
Notes
208
Index
222
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