Literature and Imperialism by Robert Giddings (eds.)

By Robert Giddings (eds.)

This choice of essays is worried with the impression of the adventure of empire upon the literary mind's eye so far as eire, Africa and India are involved. those essays research the style during which British imperial adventure has been expressed in literature. The members speak about Conrad, Forster, Ballantyne, Rushdie, Lawrence of Arabia, Anglo-Irish writers, and such well known classics as 'The 4 Feathers'. there's a pick out bibliography to inspire additional reading.

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102. 21. ), Place, Personality and the Irish Writer (Gerrards Cross, Bucks: Colin Smythe, 1977) p. 175. 22. Brian Moore, quoted on cover of Penguin edition of Woodbrook. 23. Thomson, Woodbrook, p. 104. 24. , p. 106. 25. , p. 171. 26. , p. 126. 27. , pp. 323-4. 28. William Trevor, Fools of Fortune (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1983) p. 169. 29. William Trevor, The Stories ofWilliam Trevor (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1983), p. 351. 30. Trevor, Fools of Fortune, p. 172. 31. , p. 162. 32. John Banville, Birchwood (London: Panther, 1973) p.

8. Robert Burns, 'Man Was Made to Mourn', in Poems and Songs of Robert Burns, ed. James Barke (London: Collins, 1955) p. 123. 42 Literature and Imperialism 9. Maurice Leitch, cited by Richard Deutsch in 'Within Two Shadows: The Troubles in Northern Ireland', in Patrick Rafroidi and Maurice Harmon (eds), The Irish Novel in our Time (CERIUL, 1976) p. 151. 10. , p. 20. 11. Andrew Marvell, 'The Garden', in Andrew Marvell: The Complete Poems, ed. Elizabeth Story Donno (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1981) p.

The Esquimaux are duly repentant. ' What could be a neater encapsulation of the imperial story from a European point of view! ) in a buffoonish light. 12 these simple souls need their leaders. As one of Ballantyne's roughdiamond frontiersmen remarks, in a short story written for the fact-cum-fiction series Ballantyne's Miscellany, 'It don't do ... to go for to interfere wi' them as leads. Be they wise or be they foolish it on'y makes matters wus to interfere wi' leaders, my lad; therefore it's best always to hold your tongue an' do yer dooty.

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