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Zones of instability : literature, postcolonialism, and the nation

Author: Imre Szeman
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
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"In Zones of Instability, Imre Szeman examines the complex relationship between literature and politics by exploring the production of nationalist literature in the former British empire. Taking as his case studies the regions of the British Caribbean, Nigeria, and Canada, Szeman analyzes the work of authors for whom the idea of the "nation" and literature are inexorably entwined, such as Chinua Achebe, Wole  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Szeman, Imre, 1968-
Zones of instability.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607140249
Named Person: Englisch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Imre Szeman
ISBN: 0801868033 9780801868030
OCLC Number: 51046855
Description: xii, 245 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The politics of postcolonial nationalist literature --
The nation as problem and possibility --
Caribbean space : Lamming, Naipaul, and federation --
The novel after the nation : Nigeria after Biafra --
The persistence of the nation : literature and criticism in Canada --
National culture and globalization.
Responsibility: Imre Szeman.
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He finds that the "nationcan be read as that space in which literature is thought to be able to conjoin two things that history has separated-the writer and the people.  Read more...

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Szeman speaks softly (and subtly), but as a leading-edge theorist of postcolonial literature and cultural studies he has earned the intellectual authority that underlies the present bold project. * Read more...

 
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