The Cosmopolitan Novel

The Cosmopolitan Novel

by Berthold Schoene
     
 

ISBN-10: 0748638156

ISBN-13: 9780748638154

Pub. Date: 04/21/2010

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

While traditionally the novel has been seen as tracking the development of the nation state, Schoene queries if globalisation might currently be prompting the emergence of a new sub-genre of the novel that is adept at imagining global community. The book introduces a new generation of contemporary British writers (Rachel Cusk, Kiran Desai, Hari Kunzru, Jon McGregor

Overview

While traditionally the novel has been seen as tracking the development of the nation state, Schoene queries if globalisation might currently be prompting the emergence of a new sub-genre of the novel that is adept at imagining global community. The book introduces a new generation of contemporary British writers (Rachel Cusk, Kiran Desai, Hari Kunzru, Jon McGregor and David Mitchell) whose work is read against that of established novelists Arundhati Roy, James Kelman and Ian McEwan. Each chapter explores a different theoretical key concept, including 'glocality', 'glomicity', 'tour du monde', 'connectivity' and 'compearance'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748638154
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
04/21/2010
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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