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Occidentalism in Novels of Malaysia and Singapore, 1819-2004

Colonial and Postcolonial Financial Straits and Literary Style. Studies in British Literature S. v. 97

By (author) Tsmara S Wagner
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Jan 2006
Dimensions: w 159mm h 235mm d 25mm
Weight: 771g
ISBN-10: 0773460381
ISBN-13: 9780773460386
Barcode No: 9780773460386
Presents a thematic analysis of the English-language novels of Malaysia and Singapore focusing upon the ways that occidentalism and orientalism interact, influence, shape, and redefine each other. This book focuses on the central place that commerce and monetary values have in these works.

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"This impressive study is the most comprehensive work on the Straits' novels in English to date: chronologically spanning three centuries, from the colonial to postcolonial." - Dr. Nicky Garsten, London School of Oriental and African Studies"