Understanding American Fiction as Postcolonial Literature: Literature in the Historical Development of a Fluctuating Cultural Identity

Understanding American Fiction as Postcolonial Literature: Literature in the Historical Development of a Fluctuating Cultural Identity

By: Patsy J. Daniels (author)Hardback

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This book asserts that American literature is a postcolonial literature and that the values inherent in American literature reflect the mother culture, England. The author constructs an all-encompassing theory to support her assertion. American literature has become a vehicle for advancing social agendas, and the study of American literature has changed alongside American history, demonstrating a reciprocal relationship. The American identity has been and still is in flux, as more and more minority cultures are recognized by the hegemonic culture. American minority cultures, too, can be considered postcolonial cultures, as they attempt to emulate their mother culture through their writing. Extended examples are given through an examination of works of seven minority writers: Gerald Vizenor, Richard Wright, Richard Rodriguez, Maxine Hong Kingston, Flannery O'Connor, Diana Abu-Jaber, and Jack Kerouac. This work will appeal to scholars of American literature and scholars and practitioners of literary theory.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773414358
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 178
  • ID: 9780773414358
  • ISBN10: 0773414355

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