This Guide analyses the criticism of English-language literature from the major regions of the postcolonial world. Criticism on works by writers such as Jean Rhys, V.S. Naipaul and Salman Rushdie is discussed to illustrate the themes and concepts essential to an understanding of postcolonial literature and the development of criticism in the field.
JUSTN EDWARDS is currently Research Fellow at Churchill College, University of Cambridge and Professor of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century English Literature at the University of Wales, Bangor. He has published widely on Canadian and American literature and travel writing.