The Postcolonial Unconscious is a major attempt to reconstruct the whole field of postcolonial studies. In this magisterial and, at times, polemical study, Neil Lazarus argues that the key critical concepts that form the very foundation of the field need to be re-assessed and questioned. Drawing on a vast range of literary sources, Lazarus investigates works and authors from Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and the Arab world, South, Southeast and East Asia, to reconsider them from a postcolonial perspective. Alongside this, he offers bold new readings of some of the most influential figures in the field: Fredric Jameson, Edward Said and Frantz Fanon. A tour de force of postcolonial studies, this book will set the agenda for the future, probing how the field has come to develop in the directions it has and why and how it can grow further.
Author: Neil Lazarus Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 07/31/2011 Pages: 310 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 1.10lbs Size: 8.90h x 6.00w x 0.60d ISBN: 9780521186261
Review Citation(s): Choice 07/01/2012
About the Author Lazarus, Neil: - Neil Lazarus is Professor of English at the University of Warwick. He is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Literary Studies (2004).