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The island, because of its supposed isolation, and its apparent small scale, has historically been a privileged site of colonial aggression and acquisitiveness. Yet the island has also been imagined as a uniquely sovereign space, and thus one in which the colonial enterprise can be seen as especially egregious. ‘Islandedness’ takes on a particular charge in the early twenty-first century, in the supposedly postcolonial period. While contemporary media offer a simulacrum of proximity to…


Islanded Identities

Pub Date : 2011 | Author : Maeve McCusker | Publisher : Rodopi

ISBN 10 : 9789401206938
ISBN 13 : 9401206937

The island, because of its supposed isolation, and its apparent small scale, has historically been a privileged site of colonial aggression and acquisitiveness. Yet the island has ..



Volcano Verses

Pub Date : 2003 | Author : Howard A. Fergus | Publisher : Peepal Tree PressLtd

ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059173014612713
ISBN 13 :

"This poetic diary deals with the rebuilding of the island of Montserrat after its near destruction by a volcanic eruption in 1997. The poems express confidence that island life an..


The Cambridge History Of The English Novel

Pub Date : 2012-01-12 | Author : Robert L. Caserio | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781316175101
ISBN 13 : 1316175103

The Cambridge History of the English Novel chronicles an ever-changing and developing body of fiction across three centuries. An interwoven narrative of the novel's progress unfold..


A Shrinking Island

Pub Date : 2009-01-10 | Author : Jed Esty | Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN 10 : 1400825741
ISBN 13 : 9781400825745

This book describes a major literary culture caught in the act of becoming minor. In 1939, Virginia Woolf wrote in her diary, "Civilisation has shrunk." Her words captured not only..


Palace Of The Peacock

Pub Date : 2013-07-04 | Author : Wilson Harris | Publisher : Faber & Faber

ISBN 10 : 9780571308781
ISBN 13 : 0571308783

Palace of the Peacock, the first of Wilson Harris's many novels, was published in 1960, just one year after his arrival in Britain from Guyana. In a richly metaphorical style, the ..


Modernism And World War Ii

Pub Date : 2007-01-18 | Author : Marina MacKay | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781139463171
ISBN 13 : 1139463179

World War II marked the beginning of the end of literary modernism in Britain. However, this late period of modernism and its response to the war have not yet received the scholarl..


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