Caribbean-English Passages: Intertexuality in a Postcolonial Tradition

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Psychology Press, 2002 - 236 pages
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.
 

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Contents

travel and its discontents
21
planting the arts into a creole
49
cartographies
79
lifewriting
109
CaribbeanEnglish ekphrasis
137
epic echoes in Derek
169
CaribbeanEnglish passages from
203
Bibliography
218
Index
231
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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.

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