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Metaphor and diaspora in contemporary writing

Author: Jonathan P A Sell
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Choose ten major contemporary diasporic writers (from Abdulrazak to Zadie), ask ten leading authorities to write about their use of metaphor, and this is the result: a timely reassertion of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Kongress
Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan P A Sell
ISBN: 9780230314221 0230314228
OCLC Number: 748328763
Notes: Papers presented at a symposium held at the University of Alcalá, 5 November 2010.
Description: xii, 226 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : metaphor and diaspora / Jonathan P.A. Sell --
Tropes of diasporic life in the work of Nadeem Aslam / Chris Weedon --
Becoming foreign : tropes of migrant identity in three novels by Abdulrazak Gurnah / Felicity Hand --
"My split self and my split world" : troping identity in Mohsin Hamid's fiction / Adriano Elia --
"Beige outlaws" : Hanif Kureishi, miscegenation and diasporic experience / Ruth Maxey --
Metaphors of belonging in Andrea Levy's Small Island / Sofía Muñóz-Valdivieso --
Ancestry, uncertainty and dislocation in V.S. Naipaul's Half a Life / Enrique Galván Álvarez --
Jewish/postcolonial diasporas in the work of Caryl Phillips / Stef Craps --
Metaphors of the secular in the fiction of Salman Rushdie / Stephen Morton --
White Teeth's embodied metaphors : the moribund and the living / Isabel Carrera Suárez --
Orpheus in the Alpujarras : metaphors of arrival in Chris Stewart's Driving Over Lemons / Jonathan P.A. Sell.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan P.A. Sell.
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'A lively, varied and contentious contribution to the field' - James Procter, Reader in Modern English and Postcolonial Literature, University of Newcastle, UK

 
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