Literary Form as Postcolonial Critique: Epic Proportions

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Focusing on works by Derek Walcott, Les Murray, Anne Carson, and Bernardine Evaristo, Katharine Burkitt investigates the relationship between literary form and textual politics in postcolonial narrative poems and verse-novels. Burkitt argues that these works disrupt and undermine the traditions of particular forms and genres, and most notably the expectations attached to the prose novel, poetry, and epic. This subversion of form, Burkitt argues, is an important aspect of the texts' postcoloniality as they locate themselves ...

Literary Form as Postcolonial Critique: Epic Proportions 2012, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9781409405993

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