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Geopolitics and the Anglophone Novel, 1890-2011

Geopolitics and the Anglophone Novel, 1890-2011

by John Marx
     
 

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Literary fiction is a powerful cultural tool for criticizing governments and for imagining how better governance and better states would work. Combining political theory with strong readings of a vast range of novels, John Marx shows that fiction over the long twentieth century has often envisioned good government not in Utopian but in pragmatic terms.

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Literary fiction is a powerful cultural tool for criticizing governments and for imagining how better governance and better states would work. Combining political theory with strong readings of a vast range of novels, John Marx shows that fiction over the long twentieth century has often envisioned good government not in Utopian but in pragmatic terms. Early-twentieth-century novels by Joseph Conrad, E. M. Forster and Rabindrananth Tagore helped forecast world government after European imperialism. Twenty-first-century novelists such as Monica Ali, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Michael Ondaatje and Amitav Ghosh have inherited that legacy and continue to criticize existing policies in order to formulate best practices on a global scale. Marx shows how literature can make an important contribution to political and social sciences by creating a space to imagine and experiment with social organization.

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"[This] project is bold and distinctive enough to merit broad readership outside of its primary fields. Marx creatively re-maps the political geography of contemporary Anglophone fiction."
—Caren Irr, The Review of English Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107020313
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/05/2012
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

John Marx is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Davis.

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