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The grammar of identity : transnational fiction and the nature of the boundary

Author: Stephen Clingman
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines some of the most intriguing writers of the 20th century, including Joseph Conrad, Jean Rhys, Salman Rushdie, and J. M. Coetzee. In a world which is insistently 'global' yet at the same time  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Clingman
ISBN: 9780199278497 0199278490 9780199653812 019965381X
OCLC Number: 875383402
Description: XIV, 266 str. : graf. prikazi ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction. The Grammar of Identity ; 1. Waterways of the Earth: Joseph Conrad - Nostromo; Lord Jim; Heart of Darkness ; 2. Route, Constellation, Faultline: Caryl Phillips - The Nature of Blood; A Distant Shore ; 3. Combination, Divination: Salman Rushdie - Midnight's Children; The Satanic Verses ; 4. Vertical and Horizontal: Charlotte Bronte, Jean Rhys, and Anne Michaels - Jane Eyre; Wide Sargasso Sea; Fugitive Pieces ; 5. Transfiction: W. G. Sebald - The Emigrants; Vertigo; The Rings of Saturn; Austerlitz ; 6. Village, Empire, Desert: Nadine Gordimer and J. M. Coetzee - July's People; Waiting for the Barbarians; The Pickup ; Conclusion. The Nature of the Boundary
Responsibility: Stephen Clingman.

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a fine book ... insightful and evocative * Tina Steiner, Safundi, The Journal of South African and American Studies *

 
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