Download e-book for kindle: After Empire: Scott, Naipaul, Rushdie by Michael Gorra

By Michael Gorra

ISBN-10: 0226304744

ISBN-13: 9780226304748

ISBN-10: 0226304752

ISBN-13: 9780226304755

In After Empire Michael Gorra explores how 3 novelists of empire—Paul Scott, V. S. Naipaul, and Salman Rushdie—have charted the forever drawn and eternally blurred barriers of id left within the wake of British imperialism.

Arguing opposed to a version of cultural identification in line with race, Gorra starts off with Scott's portrait, in The Raj Quartet, of the nature Hari Kumar—a seeming oxymoron, an "English boy with a depressing brown skin," whose very life undercuts the idea in an absolute contrast among England and India. He then turns to the adversarial figures of Naipaul and Rushdie, the 2 nice novelists of the Indian diaspora. while Naipaul's lengthy and arguable profession maps the "deep ailment" unfold via either imperialism and its passing, Rushdie demonstrates that yes effects of that disease, similar to migrancy and mimicry, have themselves turn into inventive forces.

After Empire offers enticing and enlightening readings of postcolonial fiction, displaying how imperialism assisted in shaping British nationwide identity—and how, after the tip of empire, that id needs to now be reconfigured.

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