After Empire: Scott, Naipaul, Rushdie

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In "After Empire" Michael Gorra explores how three novelists of empire--Paul Scott, V. S. Naipaul, and Salman Rushdie--have charted the perpetually drawn and perpetually blurred boundaries of identity left in the wake of British imperialism. Arguing against a model of cultural identity based on race, Gorra begins with Scott's portrait, in "The Raj Quartet," of the character Hari Kumar--a seeming oxymoron, an "English boy with a dark brown skin, " whose very existence undercuts the belief in an absolute distinction between ...

After Empire: Scott, Naipaul, Rushdie 1997, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226304755

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After Empire: Scott, Naipaul, Rushdie 1997, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

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