Post-Colonial Literatures in English, together with English Literature and American Literature, form one of the three major groupings of literature in English, and, as such, are widely studied around the world. Their significance derives from the richness and variety of experience which they reflect. In two volumes, this "Encyclopedia documents the history and development of this body of work and includes original research relating to the literatures of some 50 countries and territories. In "more than 1,600 entries written ...
Post-Colonial Literatures in English, together with English Literature and American Literature, form one of the three major groupings of literature in English, and, as such, are widely studied around the world. Their significance derives from the richness and variety of experience which they reflect. In two volumes, this "Encyclopedia documents the history and development of this body of work and includes original research relating to the literatures of some 50 countries and territories. In "more than 1,600 entries written by "more than 600 internationally recognized scholars, it explores the effect of the colonial and post-colonial experience on literatures in English worldwide. The Structure The "Encyclopedia is alphabetically organized and includes three major categories of survey: national entries, which trace the literary and cultural development of a country in terms of its geography, history, economy, and politics; majorsubject and genre entries, which provide a historic perspective on the trends and currents of literary activity in different countries; and biographical and critical entries on individual authors. Special Features * More than 50 countries and regions are covered in "more than 1,600 entries by "more than 600 scholars * Led by a prestigious editorial board, a team of national and regional editors has identified and commissioned entries in each country/area * The comparative nature of entries allows the literature of one country to be interpreted in relation to that of another * Suggestions for further reading * Clearly and incisively written to combine information, interpretation and comparison in language that is concise andjargon-free * Comprehensive index to writers, subjects and works
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