Cosmopolitan Criticism and Postcolonial Literature

  • Robert Spencer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Robert Spencer
    Pages 1-17
  3. Robert Spencer
    Pages 18-39
  4. Robert Spencer
    Pages 40-59
  5. Robert Spencer
    Pages 104-137
  6. Robert Spencer
    Pages 191-198
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 199-228

About this book


Via readings of novels by J.M. Coetzee, Timothy Mo and Salman Rushdie and the later poetry of W.B. Yeats, this book reveals how postcolonial writing can encourage the enlarged sense of moral and political responsibility needed to supplant ongoing forms of imperial violence with cosmopolitan institutions, relationships and ways of thinking.


English literature novel poetry William Butler Yeats

Authors and affiliations

  • Robert Spencer
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK

Bibliographic information