Imagined Commonwealths

Cambridge Essays on Commonwealth and International Literature in English

  • T. J. Cribb

Part of the Cambridge Commonwealth Series book series (CAMCOM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Gateways and Frontiers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Ben Okri
      Pages 25-28
    3. Wole Soyinka
      Pages 29-50
    4. Wilson Harris
      Pages 51-67
    5. John Kinsella
      Pages 68-85
  4. Limits and Languages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
  5. Traditions and Places

  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Andrew Gurr
      Pages 299-314
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 315-322

About this book


This collection includes contributions from some of the major authors in the field. The critical essays have been chosen to open up possibilities, mark out boundaries and set objectives in the ever-expanding field of international literature in English. The writers themselves are the principal guides and resources for this enterprise. New literary and critical practices are derived from the problematic role of English as an international language and from its relations with other languages. Values of cultural difference and particularity are emphasised.


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  • T. J. Cribb
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