Intimating the Sacred: Religion in English Language Malaysian Fiction

ANDREW HOCK SOON NG is Senior Lecturer in literary studies at Monash University, Sunway Campus, Malaysia.

NUS Press and Hong Kong University Press (First Published, 2011)
292 pages including Bibliography and Index

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ISBN: 9789971695972 Product ID: 2688 Subjects: , Sub-subjects: , , , ,

Intimating the Sacred: Religion in English Language Malaysian Fiction provides insights on the practices of everyday religiosity as represented in literature, which is often starkly opposed to the religious rhetoric promoted by the government. Religion has permeated Anglophone literature in Malaysia from colonial times to the present. The book also reveals the intersections between religion and other facets of colonial and postcolonial identity such as class, gender and sexuality. It will appeal to students and specialists of Southeast Asian literature and scholars working on the intersections between (post)modernity and religion.

Acknowledgements
Introduction

1. Visions of Possibilities: Religion and/as “Hospitality” in Lloyd Fernando’s Novels
2. Irony and the Sacred in Lee Kok Liang’s Fiction
3. Hinduism and the Ways of the Divine: The Works of K. S. Maniam
4. Contentious Faiths: Questioning Confucianism and Christianity in the Fiction of Shirley Lim
5. Islam and Modernity in Contemporary Anglophone Fiction by Malay Writers

Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Weight0.440 kg
Dimensions22.9 × 15.2 × 0.7 cm
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