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Encyclopedia of the Literature of Empire, Second Edition
  • Authored by: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
  • From the Series: Literary Movements
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  • ISBN-10: 1438149816
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-4981-3
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 05/01/2014
  • Dewey Number: 809
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

Encyclopedia of the Literature of Empire, Second Edition surveys the world's greatest literature about empires and imperialism, written by citizens of these empires and the colonized people who lived under their rule. More than 200 A-to-Z entries examine authors, classic works, themes, and concepts, all related to particular empires in history or the general topics of imperialism and colonialism. These concepts are increasingly important to literary studies today, and this eBook will be a welcome addition for high school and college students interested in this literary movement.

This new edition contains updates to all entries on living writers, as well as other revisions throughout the text. 

Entries include:

  • Writers who examined the topic of imperialism and life within empires, such as Anna Akhmatova (Soviet Union), Anita Desai (India), Ibn Battuta (North Africa and the Middle East), William Shakespeare (England), Thucydides (ancient Greece), Leo Tolstoy (Russia), Mark Twain (United States), Virgil (ancient Rome), and Elie Wiesel (Germany)
  • Works about empires and imperialism, such as Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad), the RamayanaThe Tempest (Shakespeare), and The Thousand and One Arabian Nights
  • Topics such as censorship, prison literature, protest literature, and translation
  • and more.

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