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Realism, form and the postcolonial novel

Author: Nicholas Robinette
Publisher: [Basingstoke] : Palgrave Pivot, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Throughout the twentieth century, the realist novel has developed in idiosyncratic, heterodox and unruly forms. As many writers have recognized, the elaborate description and assured perspective of a Balzac or Eliot no longer suit the times: how can the description of a banana in a fruit basket tell us anything about the intricacies of conquest and exploitation that carried it halfway across the globe? Thus, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Robinette
ISBN: 9781137451323 1137451327
OCLC Number: 880375422
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. The Form of Emergence: George Lamming's "The Emigrants" --
2. Dionysius' Ear: Nuruddin Farah's "Sweet and Sour Milk" --
3. The Transparent State: Zo Wicomb's "You Can't Get Lost in Capetown."
Responsibility: Nicholas Robinette.

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Confronted with apartheid, dictatorship or the sheer scale of global economics, realism can no longer function with the certainties of the nineteenth century. Free Realist Style considers how the  Read more...

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