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The Booker Prize And The Legacy Of Empire

Author : Luke Strongman
ISBN : 9042014881
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book is about the Booker Prize – the London-based literary award made annually to “the best novel written in English” by a writer from one of those countries belonging to, or formerly part of, the British Commonwealth. The approach to the Prize is thematically historical and spans the award period to 1999. The novels that have won or shared the Prize in this period are examined within a theoretical framework mapping the literary terrain of the fiction. Individual chapters explore themes that occur within the larger narrative formed by this body of novels - collectively invoked cultures, social trends and movements spanning the stages of imperial heyday and decline as perceived over the past three decades. Individually and collectively, the novels mirror, often in terms of more than a single static image, British imperial culture after empire, contesting and reinterpreting perceptions of the historical moment of the British Empire and its legacy in contemporary culture.The body of Booker novels narrates the demise of empire and the emergence of different cultural formations in its aftermath. The novels are grouped for discussion according to the way in which they deal with aspects of the transition from empire to a post-imperial culture - from early imperial expansion, through colonization, retrenchment, decolonization and postcolonial pessimism, to the emergence of tribal nationalisms and post-imperial nation-states. The focus throughout is primarily literary and contingently cultural.

Library Journal

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ISBN : UVA:X000610916
Genre : Libraries
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Commonwealth Literature

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025371928
Genre : Commonwealth literature (English)
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Norman Mailer A Double Life

Author : J. Michael Lennon
ISBN : 9781439150214
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Drawing on extensive interviews and unpublished letters, as well as his own encounters with Mailer, this authoritative biography of the eminent novelist, journalist and controversial public figure chronicles his entire career and his self-conscious effort to create a distinctive identity for himself.

Encyclopedia Of The Novel

Author : Paul Schellinger
ISBN : 9781135918262
Genre : Literary Criticism
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Book Review Index 2009

Author : Dana Ferguson
ISBN : 1414419120
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The New York Times Book Reviews 2000

Author : New York Times Staff
ISBN : 1579580580
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

The New York Times Book Review

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ISBN : UOM:39015048850484
Genre : Books
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The Washington Post Index

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025886420
Genre : Washington post
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The New York Times Magazine

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