Writing South/East Asia in English

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Arranged over ten chapters, Shirley Lim's penetrating essays demonstrate that local speech, national language and national canons have much to tell us, not only about place and region but about the nations of the imagination. She looks at the wok of Timothy Mo, Zulfikar Ghose and Kamala Das and examines the relationship of identity, text and nation. Her insights into the origins and diverse concerns of South East Asian writing in English stem from a variety of critical perspectives and serve to illuminate the wider study of modern world literature. Writing S.E./Asia in English is a scholarly analysis of how post-colonial writing has absorbed and redefined Western literary traditions.

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Series Information: 

Skoob Pacifica, No 2014

City of Publication: 

London

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Skoob Publications

Publication Date: 

1994