By Michael Gorra
Arguing opposed to a version of cultural identification in accordance with race, Gorra starts off with Scott's portrait, in The Raj Quartet, of the nature Hari Kumar—a seeming oxymoron, an "English boy with a gloomy brown skin," whose very life undercuts the idea in an absolute contrast among England and India. He then turns to the antagonistic figures of Naipaul and Rushdie, the 2 nice novelists of the Indian diaspora. while Naipaul's lengthy and debatable profession maps the "deep illness" unfold via either imperialism and its passing, Rushdie demonstrates that yes results of that ailment, akin to migrancy and mimicry, have themselves develop into artistic forces.
After Empire offers enticing and enlightening readings of postcolonial fiction, exhibiting how imperialism contributed to shaping British nationwide identity—and how, after the tip of empire, that id needs to now be reconfigured.
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After Empire: Scott, Naipaul, Rushdie by Michael Gorra