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Racial AsymmetriesAsian American Fictional Worlds$
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Stephen Hong Sohn

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781479800070

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479800070.001.0001

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Comparative Colonial Narration

Comparative Colonial Narration

Conquest and Consumption in Sabina Murray’s Fictions

(p.136) 4 Comparative Colonial Narration
Racial Asymmetries

Stephen Hong Sohn

NYU Press

This chapter investigates a selection of Sabina Murray's publications, concentrating on A Carnivore's Inquiry and Forgery. The narrators of these cultural productions open up perspectives that convey how violence and brutality advance various colonial projects. They are narrated from the first-person perspective of a racially unmarked character who is involved in promoting various forms of postcolonial domination. In A Carnivore's Inquiry, Katherine Shea justifies her intellectual interest in cannibalism through the Conquest of the New World. In Forgery, Rupert Brigg travels to Greece in the postwar era with the intent to bring back priceless classical treasures to be sold to American bidders hungering for a piece of the ancient past.

Keywords:   Sabina Murray, Forgery, A Carnivore's Inquiry, Katherine Shea, Rupert Brigg

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