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Aesthetic nervousness : disability and the crisis of representation

Author: Ato Quayson
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007.
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"Focusing primarily on the work of Samuel Beckett, Toni Morrison, Wole Soyinka, and J.M. Coetzee, Ato Quayson launches a thoroughly cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study of the representation of physical disability. Quayson suggests that the subliminal unease and moral panic invoked by the disabled is refracted within the structures of literature and literary discourse itself, a crisis he terms "aesthetic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Quayson, Ato.
Aesthetic nervousness.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)647054872
Named Person: Samuel Beckett; Toni Morrison; Wole Soyinka; J M Coetzee; Samuel Beckett; Toni Morrison; Wole Soyinka; J M Coetzee; Samuel Beckett; J M Coetzee; Toni Morrison; Wole Soyinka
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ato Quayson
ISBN: 9780231139021 0231139020 9780231139038 0231139039 9780231511179 0231511175
OCLC Number: 76073673
Description: xvi, 246 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : aesthetic nervousness --
A typology of disability representation --
Samuel Beckett : disability as hermeneutical impasse --
Toni Morrison : disability, ambiguity, and perspectival modulations --
Wole Soyinka : disability, maimed rites, and the systemic uncanny --
J.M. Coetzee : speech, silence, autism, and dialogism --
The repeating island : race, difference, disability, and the heterogeneities of Robben Island's history.
Responsibility: Ato Quayson.
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Focusing on the work of Samuel Beckett, Toni Morrison, Wole Soyinka, and J M Coetzee, this book launches a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study of the representation of physical disability. It  Read more...

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