Contemporary Literature and the State

Contemporary Literature and the State

by Matthew Hart, Jim Hansen
     
 

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Contemporary Literature and the State challenges the critical opposition between the monolithic state and the individual artist. The volume collects essays on writers as different as Samuel Beckett and Ngozi Adichie and covers historical and geographical contexts from Yorkshire to Singapore, San Francisco to Cape Town. Featuring new and established critical

Overview

Contemporary Literature and the State challenges the critical opposition between the monolithic state and the individual artist. The volume collects essays on writers as different as Samuel Beckett and Ngozi Adichie and covers historical and geographical contexts from Yorkshire to Singapore, San Francisco to Cape Town. Featuring new and established critical voices, Contemporary Literature and the State is an important new contribution to debates about the politics of literature, coming at a time when state power appears both more arbitrary and more necessary than ever.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299232443
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
10/20/2009
Edition description:
1
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Hart is assistant professor in the Department of English and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Jim Hansen is assistant professor of English and critical theory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
London, England
Place of Birth:
Ottawa, Canada

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