RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 51968885 LA English T1 Postcolonial narrative and the work of mourning : J.M. Coetzee, Wilson Harris, and Toni Morrison A1 Durrant, Sam,, PB State University of New York Press PP Albany YR 2004 SN 0791459454 9780791459454 0791459462 9780791459461 AB "Sam Durrant's book compares the ways in which the novels of J.M. Coetzee, Wilson Harris, and Toni Morrison memorialize the traumatic histories of racial oppression that continue to haunt our postcolonial era. The works examined bear witness to the colonialization of the New World, U.S. slavery, and South African apartheid, histories founded on a violent denial of the humanity of the other that had traumatic consequences for both perpetrators and victims. Working at the borders of psychoanalysis and deconstruction, and drawing inspiration from recent work on the Holocaust, Durrant rethinks Freud's opposition between mourning and melancholia at the level of the collective and rearticulates the postcolonial project and an inconsolable labor of remembrance."--Jacket.