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Immigrant Fictions: Contemporary Literature in an Age of Globalization
     

Immigrant Fictions: Contemporary Literature in an Age of Globalization

by Rebecca Walkowitz
 

ISBN-10: 0299221342

ISBN-13: 9780299221348

Pub. Date: 05/31/2007

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

Immigrant Fictions is a groundbreaking collection that brings together studies of world literature, book history, narrative theory, and the contemporary novel to challenge methods of critical reading based on national models of literary culture. Contributors suggest that contemporary novels by immigrant writers need to be read across several geographies of

Overview

Immigrant Fictions is a groundbreaking collection that brings together studies of world literature, book history, narrative theory, and the contemporary novel to challenge methods of critical reading based on national models of literary culture. Contributors suggest that contemporary novels by immigrant writers need to be read across several geographies of production, circulation, and translation. Analyzing work by David Peace, George Lamming, Caryl Phillips, Iva Pekarkova, Yan Geling, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Anchee Min, and Monica Ali, these essays take up a range of critical topics, including the transnational book and the migrant writer, the comparative reception history of postcolonial fiction, transnational criticism and Asian-American literature in the U. S., mobility and feminism in translation, linguistic mediation and immigrating fictions, migration and the politics of narrative form.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299221348
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
05/31/2007
Series:
Contemporary Literature in an Age of Globalization Ser.
Edition description:
1
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


The Location of Literature: The Transnational Book and the Migrant Writer     527
An Interview with David Peace     546
Transnational Criticism and Asian Immigrant Literature in the U.S.: Reading Yan Geling's Fusang and Its English Translation     570
Immigrating Fictions: Unfailing Mediation in Dictee and Becoming Madame Mao     601
A Cab of Her Own: Immigration and Mobility in Iva Pekarkova's Gimme the Money     636
Exile and Cunning: The Tactical Difficulties of George Lamming     669
Migration and the Politics of Narrative Form: Realism and the Postcolonial Subject in Brick Lane     695
Contributors     722

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