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Satire & the postcolonial novel : V. S. Naipaul, Chinua Achebe, Salman Rushdie / John Clement Ball.

Author/Creator:
Ball, John Clement, 1960- author.
Publication:
London, [England] ; New York, New York : Routledge, 2015. , ©2003
Series:
Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory
Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory : Outstanding Dissertations
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (224 p.)
Subjects:
Naipaul, V. S. (Vidiadhar Surajprasad), 1932-2018 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Achebe, Chinua -- Criticism and interpretation.
Rushdie, Salman -- Criticism and interpretation.
Satire, English -- History and criticism.
Commonwealth fiction (English) -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Postcolonialism -- English-speaking countries.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Satire plays a prominent and often controversial role in postcolonial fiction. Satire and the Postcolonial Novel offers the first study of this topic, employing the insights of postcolonial comparative theories to revisit Western formulations of ""satire"" and the ""satiric.""
Contents:
Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter One Theories of Satire and Postcolonialism; Chapter Two "The Old Enemy. And Also the New": V. S. Naipaul's Multidirectional Satire; Chapter Three "In All Fairness": Satire and Narrative in the Novels of Chinua Achebe; Chapter Four "Pessoptimism": Satire and the Menippean Grotesque in Salman Rushdie's Novels; Conclusion; Afterword (2002); Notes; Works Cited; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-415-80349-7
0-203-95741-5
1-135-45148-6
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