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Exploding taxonomies, exhibiting textuality: J.G. Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur

Boccardi, Mariadele

Authors



Contributors

Caroline Patey
Editor

Laura Scuriatti
Editor

Abstract

The essay examines how collecting and textual accumulation provided the British Empire with a range of symbolic practices to extert indirect control over the colonised territory. The chapter centres on J.G. Farrell's satire of imperial ideology in his 1973 novel The Siege of Krishnapur, to argue that in a post-imperial context such practices acquire metafictional value.

Citation

Boccardi, M. (2009). Exploding taxonomies, exhibiting textuality: J.G. Farrell's The Siege of Krishnapur. In C. Patey, & L. Scuriatti (Eds.), The Exhibit in the Text: The Museological Practices of Literature, 241-255. Peter Lang

Publication Date Jan 1, 2009
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 241-255
Series Title Cultural Interactions: Studies in the Relationship between the Arts
Series Number 8
Book Title The Exhibit in the Text: The Museological Practices of Literature
ISBN 9783039113774
Keywords taxonomies, textuality, J.G. Farrell, The Seige of Krishnapur
Publisher URL http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produkt&pk=50340&cid=5&concordeid=11377