Searching for Eden : New World literatures

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McLaren, John (1990) Searching for Eden : New World literatures. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

Abstract

Contains a discourse on the literature of the New World - the new worlds of the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. The author argues that the writers in the new worlds are forced to make a conscious choice between the forms of language and literature brought by the imperialists and those that have developed in the new world itself. While these may be the forms recovered from a pre-colonial past or forms developed during the colonial period itself, in either case they will now be marked by the experience of imperialism.

Item type Other
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/17184
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 2005 Literary Studies
Current > Collections > McLaren Papers
Keywords new world literature, imperialism, language, human culture, North America, United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, fiction, Maori writers, novels, Asia, Latin America, Africa, MCLAREN-BOXB7-DOC2
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