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Narratives of the European border : a history of nowhere

Author: Richard Robinson
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Series: Language, discourse, society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Richard Robinson examines the representation of shifting European borders in twentieth-century narrative, drawing together an unusual grouping of texts from different national canons and comparing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Robinson
ISBN: 1403987203 9781403987204
OCLC Number: 124969342
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral--University of East Anglia 2003) under the title Border space : Central and Eastern Europe in the writings of Italo Svevo, Joseph Roth, Rebecca West and James Joyce.
Description: vi, 200 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: An introduction to European nowheres --
Place-in-space / Space-in-Place : theories of the border --
From border to front : Italo Svevo's La coscienza di zeno --
Recreating Habsburg borders : the later fiction ofJoseph Roth --
The earth is what is not us : Yugoslavia in Rebecca West's Black lamb and grey falcon --
Buckley in a general Russia : Finnegans wake and political space --
Nowhere, in particular : Kazuo Ishiguro's The unconsoled and central Europe.
Series Title: Language, discourse, society.
Responsibility: Richard Robinson.
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