Empire Writing: An Anthology of Colonial Literature 1870-1918 Elleke Boehmer

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Published: July 2nd 1998

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Empire Writing: An Anthology of Colonial Literature 1870-1918  by  Elleke Boehmer

Empire Writing: An Anthology of Colonial Literature 1870-1918 by Elleke Boehmer
July 2nd 1998 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 577 pages | ISBN: | 3.77 Mb

This is the first anthology to gather together British imperial writing alongside native and settler literature in English, interweaving short stories, poems, essays, travel writing, and memoirs from the phase of British expansionist imperialismMoreThis is the first anthology to gather together British imperial writing alongside native and settler literature in English, interweaving short stories, poems, essays, travel writing, and memoirs from the phase of British expansionist imperialism known as high empire.

A rich and startling diversity of responses to the colonial experience emerges: adventurers, administrators, memsahibs, propagandists and poets intermingle with West Indian and South African nationalists, Indianmystics, Creole balladeers, women activists and native interpreters. This wide-ranging selection reveals the vivid contrasts and subtle shifts in responses to colonial experience, and embraces some of empires key symbols and emblematic moments.

- -`The contact with . . .primitive nature and primitive man brings sudden and profound trouble into the heart.



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