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Review: Postcolonial Melancholia (Wellek Library Lectures in Critical Theory)User Review - Matt - Goodreads
what a great writer (and smart dude.) but, in the end, his critique was kind of underwhelming in light of the fact that it was kind of a convoluted read. i agree with the stuff he says about ... Read full review
Review: Postcolonial Melancholia (Wellek Library Lectures in Critical Theory)User Review - Phil - Goodreads
A very readable work by Gilroy, this theoretical text examines Britain as a post-colonial site. Gilroy looks at race relations in post-imperial Britain, and examines struggles to redefine 'Britishness' after disappearance of empire and ethnic homogeneity in England. Read full review
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