The postcolonial novel / Richard J. Lane.Material type: TextSeries: Themes in twentieth-century literature and culturePublication details: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2006Description: vii, 146 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 0745632793 (pbk.); 9780745632797 (pbk.)Subject(s): English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Postcolonialism in literature | Commonwealth fiction (English) -- History and criticismDDC classification: 808.83 L11p 2006
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-143) and index.
Introducing the postcolonial novel in English: Wilson Harris's Palace of the peacock -- The counter-canonical novel: J.M. Coerzee's Foe and Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea -- Alternative historiographies: Chinua Achebe's Things fall apart -- National consciousness: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o's A grain of wheat -- Interrogating subjectivity: Bessie Head's A question of power -- Recoding narrative: Margaret Atwood's Surfacing -- The Rushdie affair: Salman Rushdie's The satanic verses -- The optical unconscious: Arundhati Roy's The god of small things -- Conclusion: Ending with Joy Kogawa's Obasan and Phyllis Greenwood's An interrupted panorama.