Colonial Strangers: Women Writing the End of the British Empire by Phyllis LassnerColonial Strangers: Women Writing the End of the British Empire by Phyllis Lassner

Colonial Strangers: Women Writing the End of the British Empire

byPhyllis Lassner

Paperback | June 4, 2004

Pricing and Purchase Info

$23.52 online 
$42.00 list price
Earn 118 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Out of stock online

Not available in stores

about

Colonial Strangers revolutionizes modern British literary studies by showing how our interpretations of the postcolonial must confront World War II and the Holocaust. Phyllis Lassner’s analysis reveals how writers such as Muriel Spark, Olivia Manning, Rumer Godden, Phyllis Bottome, Elspeth Huxley, and Zadie Smith insist that World War II is critical to understanding how and why the British Empire had to end.

Drawing on memoirs, fiction, reportage, and film adaptations, Colonial Strangers explores the critical perspectives of writers who correct prevailing stereotypes of British women as agents of imperialism. They also question their own participation in British claims of moral righteousness and British politics of cultural exploitation. These authors take center stage in debates about connections between the racist ideologies of the Third Reich and the British Empire.

Colonial Strangers reveals how the literary responses of key artists represent not only compelling reading, but also a necessary intervention in colonial and postcolonial debates and the canons of modern British fiction.


Title:Colonial Strangers: Women Writing the End of the British EmpireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.64 inPublished:June 4, 2004Publisher:Rutgers University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813534178

ISBN - 13:9780813534176

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews