Satire and the Postcolonial Novel

V.S. Naipaul, Chinua Achebe, Salman Rushdie

By John Clement Ball

© 2003 – Routledge

214 pages

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About the Book

Satire plays a prominent and often controversial role in postcolonial fiction. Satire and the Postcolonial Novel offers the first study of this topic, employing the insights of postcolonial comparative theories to revisit Western formulations of "satire" and the "satiric."

Reviews

'Satire and the Postcolonial Novel makes an important and highly original contribution to the field of postcolonial studies, for it offers the first sustained critique of satire in comparative postcolonial literature.' - English Studies in Canada (ESC)

About the Author

John Clement Ball earned hi PhD (1995) from the University of Toronto and is currently an associate professor of English at the University of New Brunswick. His articles on postcolonial and Canadian literature have appeared in ARIEL, English Studies in Canada, and elsewhere. He is editor of Studies in Canadian Literature.

About the Series

Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT006000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
LIT012000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Reference