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The postcolonial unconscious
Neil Lazarus

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The postcolonial unconscious
Neil Lazarus

Published 2011 by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"The Postcolonial Unconscious is a major attempt to reconstruct the whole field of postcolonial studies. In this magisterial and, at times, polemical study, Neil Lazarus argues that the key critical concepts that form the very foundation of the field need to be re-assessed and questioned. Drawing on a vast range of literary sources, Lazarus investigates works and authors from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and the Arab world, South, Southeast and East Asia, to reconsider them from a postcolonial perspective. Alongside this, he offers bold new readings of some of the most influential figures in the field: Fredric Jameson, Edward Said and Frantz Fanon. A tour de force of postcolonial studies, this book will set the agenda for the future, probing how the field has come to develop in the directions it has and why and how it can grow further"--

Table of Contents

Introduction: the political unconscious of postcolonial studies
The politics of postcolonial modernism
Fredric Jameson on 'third-world literature': a defence
'A figure glimpsed in a rear-view mirror': the question of representation in 'postcolonial' fiction
Frantz Fanon after the 'postcolonial prerogative'
The battle over Edward Said.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 260-289) and index.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
PN56.P555 L39 2011

The Physical Object

x, 299 p. ;
Number of pages

ID Numbers

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0521186269, 1107006562
9780521186261, 9781107006560
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