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Serpell, C. Namwali 1980-

Works: 2 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 1,016 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by C. Namwali Serpell
Seven Modes of Uncertainty by C. Namwali Serpell( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is the relationship between literature's capacity to unsettle, perplex, and bewilder us, and literature's ethical value? To revive this question, C. Namwali Serpell proposes a return to William Empson's groundbreaking work, Seven Types of Ambiguity (1930), which contends that literary uncertainty is crucial to ethics because it pushes us beyond the limits of our own experience. Taking as case studies experimental novels by Thomas Pynchon, Toni Morrison, Bret Easton Ellis, Ian McEwan, Elliot Perlman, Tom McCarthy, and Jonathan Safran Foer, Serpell suggests that literary uncertainty emerges from the reader's shifting responses to structures of conflicting information"--Jacket
Seven modes of uncertainty by C. Namwali Serpell( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.15 (from 0.15 for Seven Mode ... to 0.94 for Seven mode ...)

Alternative Names
Namwali Serpell profesora, feminista y escritora zambiana

English (11)