J. G. Farrell's 'Empire Triology' ('Troubles', 'The Siege of Krishnapur','The Singapore Grip')was one of the major achievements of postwar fiction and this new and accessible study excitingly explores its substance and significance and assesses its damning and influential critique of British colonial rule. Rather than position him at the end of a tradition of nostalgic Empire writing McLeod shows how Farrell's novels satirize the perspectives of those who served the Empire and were caught up in its decline. McLeod also explores his early fiction, his unfinished posthumous novel and accounts for his changing critical legacy since his premature death in 1979, aged 44. CONTENTS Acknowledgements Biographical Outline List of Abbreviations 1. Introduction: 'fanciful tales' 2. The Early Novels 3. Ireland, 1919-1921 4. India, 1857 & 1871 5. Singapore 6. Critical Legacy Notes Bibliography Index AUTHOR: John McLeodis Reader in Postcolonial and Diaspora Literatures, University of Leeds.
Northcote House Publishers Ltd
|Antall sider||128||Dimensjoner||14cm x 21,6cm x 0,7cm|
|Vekt||172 gram||Leverandør||Bertram Trading Ltd|
|Emner og form||Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary studies: from c 1900 -|