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Caribbean-English Passages

Intertexuality in a Postcolonial Tradition

By Tobias Doring

Routledge – 2006 – 256 pages

Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

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    978-0-415-41856-0
    September 4th 2006
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Description

Tobias Döring uses Postcolonialism as a backdrop to examine and question the traditional genres of travel writing, nature poetry, adventure tales, autobiography and the epic, assessing their relevance to, and modification by, the Caribbean experience.

Caribbean-English Passages opens an innovative and cross-cultural perspective, in which familiar oppositions of colonial/white versus postcolonial/black writing are deconstructed. English identity is thereby questioned by this colonial contact, and Caribbean-English writing radically redraws the map of world literature.

This book is essential reading for students of Postcolonial Literature at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Reviews

'The elegance and sophistication of his own writing, with its sinuous argumentation and nuanced tones, does justice to the complex cultural confrontations and engagements negotiated by CaribbeanULEnglish literatures across several centuries.' - Russell West(Berlin)

Author Bio

Tobias Döring teaches literature and cultural studies at the English Department of the Freie Universität Berlin. A graduate of the University of Kent at Canterbury, he takes special interest in African and Caribbean literature and postcolonial studies.

Name: Caribbean-English Passages: Intertexuality in a Postcolonial Tradition (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Tobias Doring. Tobias Döring uses Postcolonialism as a backdrop to examine and question the traditional genres of travel writing, nature poetry, adventure tales, autobiography and the epic, assessing their relevance to, and modification by, the Caribbean...
Categories: Literary/Critical Theory, Caribbean Literature, Post-Colonial Studies