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Artefacts of writing : ideas of the state and communities of letters from Matthew Arnold to Xu Bing

Author: Peter D McDonald
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Explores the relationship between literature and international relations and considers how writing resists norms and puts any fixed or final idea of community in question. Part I examines the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter D McDonald
ISBN: 9780198725152 0198725159
OCLC Number: 986236981
Description: x, 326 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I : 1867-1945. 1. Oxford at the crossroads : England and the world beyond --
2. T.S. Eliot vs the League and UNESCO --
3. 'Independence, dependence, and interdependence day' : Finnegans Wake and the modern state --
--
Part II : 1946-2014. Prologue : The 'C' in UNESCO : a very short introduction --
4. Notes towards a vagabond humanism : Mphahlele's Tagore / Rabindranath's Bāuls --
5. Against state literacy : J.M. Coetzee vs the novel --
6. Beyond translation : Antjie Krog vs the 'mother tongue' --
7. Against naturalization : Arvind Krishna Mehrotra and the 'interplay of languages' --
8. Beyond multiculturalism : Tagore.. Joyce ... Rushdie.. Chaudhuri --
Postscript : Between Sky and Ground --
the art of Xu Bing.
Other Titles: Artifacts of writing
Responsibility: Peter D. McDonald.

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