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After Empire [electronic resource] : Scott, Naipaul, Rushdie / Michael Gorra.
INITIAL_TITLE_SRCH:
After Empire [electronic resource] : Scott, Naipaul, Rushdie / Michael Gorra.
Publication Date:
1997
ISBN:
9780226304762
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
The situation: Paul Scott and the Raj Quartet -- V.S. Naipaul: in his father's house -- The novel in an age of ideology: on the form of midnight's children -- Appendix to chapter 3. "Burn the books and trust the book": the satanic verses, February 1989.
Abstract:
In After Empire Michael Gorra explores how three novelists of empire, Paul Scott, V.S. Naipaul, and Salman Rushdie, have charted the perpetually drawn and perpetually blurred boundaries of identity left in the wake of British imperialism. Arguing against a model of cultural identity based on race, Gorra begins with Scott's portrait, in The Raj Quartet, of the character Hari Kumar, a seeming oxymoron, an "English boy with a dark brown skin," whose very existence undercuts the belief in an absolute distinction between England and India.
Content Type:
text
Carrier Type:
online resource
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Language:
English