Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English

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Eugene Benson, University Professor Emeritus of English Eugene Benson, L.W. Conolly
Routledge, Nov 30, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 1730 pages
Post-Colonial Literatures in English, together with English Literature and American Literature, form one of the three major groupings of literature in English, and, as such, are widely studied around the world. Their significance derives from the richness and variety of experience which they reflect. In three volumes, this Encyclopedia documents the history and development of this body of work and includes original research relating to the literatures of some 50 countries and territories. In more than 1,600 entries written by more than 600 internationally recognized scholars, it explores the effect of the colonial and post-colonial experience on literatures in English worldwide.

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Eugene Benson teaches in the Department of English at the University of Guelph. His edited volumes include the Oxford Companion to Canadian Theatre and the Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English. William Toye, longtime Editorial Director for OUP Canada, edited the original Oxford
Companion to Canadian Literature.

Leonard Conolly is a professor in the Department of English at Trent University and is general editor of the Selected Correspondence of Bernard Shaw.

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