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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 The Quest for Postcolonial Utopia : A Comparative Introduction to the Utopian Novel in the New English Literatures
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A critical introduction to utopian and dystopian fiction written in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Africa, and India. It outlines the development of utopian writing over the last thirty years and analyses the relationship between postcolonial and utopian issues. Based on a comparative approach that takes into account the different traditions the texts are derived from, the book examines the function of utopian alternatives and dystopian anxieties in the writings of a wide range of well-known international authors such as Janet Frame, David Ireland, J.M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, Peter Carey, Rodney Hall, Buchi Emechta, Margaret Atwood, Glenda Adams, John Cranna, Suniti Namjoshi, Mike Nico, Ben Okri, Gerald Murnane, and Timothy Findley. Also includes brief discussion of works by other Australian writers.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Peter Lang ,
      2001 .
      Extent: 199p.
      ISBN: 0820451932
      Series: Studies of World Literature in English Peter Lang (publisher), 1992 series - publisher This series encompasses criticism of modern English-language literature from outside the United States, Great Britain, and Ireland, concentrating on literature by writers from Canada, Africa, Asia, the Pacific, and the Caribbean.

Works about this Work

Postcolonial Futures Guy Beauregard , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Canadian Literature , Spring no. 180 2004; (p. 93-95)

— Review of The Quest for Postcolonial Utopia : A Comparative Introduction to the Utopian Novel in the New English Literatures Ralph Pordzik , 2001 single work criticism
Untitled Brenda Garrett , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Ariel , April-July vol. 34 no. 2-3 2003; (p. 259-261)

— Review of The Quest for Postcolonial Utopia : A Comparative Introduction to the Utopian Novel in the New English Literatures Ralph Pordzik , 2001 single work criticism
Postcolonial Futures Guy Beauregard , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Canadian Literature , Spring no. 180 2004; (p. 93-95)

— Review of The Quest for Postcolonial Utopia : A Comparative Introduction to the Utopian Novel in the New English Literatures Ralph Pordzik , 2001 single work criticism
Untitled Brenda Garrett , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Ariel , April-July vol. 34 no. 2-3 2003; (p. 259-261)

— Review of The Quest for Postcolonial Utopia : A Comparative Introduction to the Utopian Novel in the New English Literatures Ralph Pordzik , 2001 single work criticism
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