Postcolonial Poetry in English

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"Postcolonial Poetry in English provides a comprehensive introduction to the development of English poetry in all the regions that were once part of the British Empire. In showing how diverse poetic traditions in English evolved from dependency to varying degrees of cultural self-confidence, the book answers two broad questions: How is postcolonial studies relevant to the interpretation of poetry? How does poetry contribute to our idea of postcolonial writing?"--BOOK JACKET.

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Poetry and postcoloniality
3
Back to the future
29
South Asia and Southeast Asia
55
Copyright

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Rajeev Patke was born in Pune, India. He read English literature for a BA and an MA from Pune and an M.Phil. and D.Phil. from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has taught at the University of Pune, and has taught at the National University of Singapore since 1988. He has authored abook on the long poems of Wallace Stevens (Cambridge, 1985), co-edited several books on literature and culture, and his ongoing research interests include the writings of Walter Benjamin, and the relation between poetry and painting.

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