The Study of Bay of Souls From the Perspective of Postcolonial Ecocriticism

Tianjiao ZHANG


American writer Robert Stone’s literary works are profound and unpretentious, faithfully reflecting the historical background and social culture, as well as revealing the artistic charm of transnational themes. This thesis studies the fish in Robert Stone’s novel Bay of Souls from the Perspective of Postcolonial Ecocriticism. It not only explores the relationship between animal and the current American but also reveals the secrets of contemporary American politics by using the metaphor.


Robert Stone; Bay of Souls; Postcolonial ecocriticism; Animal

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