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Author Siddiqi, Yumna.

Title Anxieties of Empire and the fiction of intrigue [electronic resource] / Yumna Siddiqi.

Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 290 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-268) and index.
Contents Colonial anxieties and the fiction of intrigue -- Imperial intrigue in an English country house -- Sherlock Holmes and "the cesspool of Empire": the return of the repressed -- The fiction of counterinsurgency -- Intermezzo: postcolonial modernity and the fiction of intrigue -- Police and postcolonial rationality in Amitav Ghosh's The circle of reason -- "Deep in blood": Roy, Rushdie, and the representation of state violence in India -- "The unhistorical dead": violence, history, and narrative in Michael Ondaatje's Anil's ghost -- Conclusion: "power smashes into private lives": cultural politics in the new Empire.
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Summary Focusing on late nineteenth- and twentieth-century stories of detection, policing, and espionage by British and South Asian writers, Yumna Siddiqi presents an original and compelling exploration of the cultural anxieties created by imperialism. She suggests that while colonial writers use narratives of intrigue to endorse imperial rule, postcolonial writers turn the generic conventions and topography of the fiction of intrigue on its head, launching a critique of imperial power that makes the repressive and emancipatory impulses of postcolonial modernity visible. Siddiqi devotes.
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Subject Ondaatje, Michael, 1943-
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- South Asian authors -- History and criticism.
Intrigue in literature.
Espionage in literature.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Imperialism in literature.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Anxiety in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9780231510868 0231510861 (DLC) 2007006785 (OCoLC)85484930
ISBN 9780231510868 (electronic bk.)
0231510861 (electronic bk.)
9780231138086 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0231138083 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780231138093 (pbk.)
0231138091 (pbk.)
Music No. EB00639493 Recorded Books