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Aesthetic nervousness : disability and the crisis of representation

Author: Ato Quayson
Publisher: New York : Columbia Univ. Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the work of Samuel Beckett, Toni Morrison, Wole Soyinka, and J M Coetzee, this book launches a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study of the representation of physical disability. It  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Samuel Beckett; J M Coetzee; Toni Morrison; Wole Soyinka; Samuel Beckett; J M Coetzee; Toni Morrison; Wole Soyinka; Samuel Beckett; Wole Soyinka; Toni Morrison; J M Coetzee; John M Coetzee; Samuel Beckett; Toni Morrison; Wole Soyinka; Samuel Beckett; Wole Soyinka; Toni Morrison; John M Coetzee; Beckett, 1906-1989; Morrison; Soyinka; Coetzee, 1940-
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ato Quayson
ISBN: 9780231139038 0231139020 9780231139021 0231511175 9780231511179 0231139039
OCLC Number: 266965395
Notes: Introduction : aesthetic nervousness -- A typology of disability representation -- Samuel Beckett : disability as hermeneutical impasse -- Toni Morrison : disability, ambiguity, and perspectival modulations -- Wole Soyinka : disability, maimed rites, and the systemic uncanny -- J.M. Coetzee : speech, silence, autism, and dialogism -- The repeating island : race, difference, disability, and the heterogeneities of Robben Island's history.
Includes index.
Description: XVI, 246 Seiten
Contents: Introduction : aesthetic nervousness --
A typology of disability representation --
Samuel Beckett : disability as hermeneutical impasse --
Toni Morrison : disability, ambiguity, and perspectival modulations --
Wole Soyinka : disability, maimed rites, and the systemic uncanny --
J.M. Coetzee : speech, silence, autism, and dialogism --
The repeating island : race, difference, disability, and the heterogeneities of Robben Island's history.
Responsibility: Ato Quayson.
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