Literary Landscapes: From Modernism to Postcolonialism [NOOK Book]

Overview

Literary Landscapes challenges the popular view that fictional representations of place and space by modernist authors have little or nothing in common with those of postcolonial writers. Detailed studies of the work of authors such as Thomas Hardy, Franz Kafka, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, E.M. Forster, Jean Rhys, Virginia Woolf, Pauline Smith, J.M. Coetzee, Zakes Mda, Nuruddin Farah, Isabel Allende, Jose Donoso, Rosario Ferre and Andre Brink help to form a more complex understanding of the varied and shared ways...
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Literary Landscapes: From Modernism to Postcolonialism

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Overview

Literary Landscapes challenges the popular view that fictional representations of place and space by modernist authors have little or nothing in common with those of postcolonial writers. Detailed studies of the work of authors such as Thomas Hardy, Franz Kafka, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, E.M. Forster, Jean Rhys, Virginia Woolf, Pauline Smith, J.M. Coetzee, Zakes Mda, Nuruddin Farah, Isabel Allende, Jose Donoso, Rosario Ferre and Andre Brink help to form a more complex understanding of the varied and shared ways in which two groups of writers experience and represent space and place.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230268357
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 7/10/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 348 KB

Meet the Author

ATTIE DE LANGE is Professor of English and Director of the Research Unit Languages and Literature in the South African Context, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, South Africa.

GAIL FINCHAM is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of English, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

JEREMY HAWTHORN is Professor of Modern British Literature, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

JAKOB LOTHE is Professor of English Literature, University of Oslo, Norway.

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Table of Contents

1 Space, Time, Narrative: From Thomas Hardy to Franz Kafka and J. M. Coetzee Jakob Lothe Lothe, Jakob 1

2 The American Spaces of Henry James Merle A. Williams Williams, Merle A. 19

3 Space and Place in the Novels of E. M. Forster Gail Fincham Fincham, Gail 38

4 Travel as Incarceration: Jean Rhys's After Leaving Mr Mackenzie Jeremy Hawthorn Hawthorn, Jeremy 58

5 'Where Am I?': Feminine Space and Time in Virginia Woolf's The Years Merry M. Pawlowski Pawlowski, Merry M. 75

6 Imagining the Karoo Landscape: Free Indirect Discourse, the Sublime, and the Consecration of White Poverty Johan Geertsema Geertsema, Johan 92

7 'Reading' and 'Constructing' Space, Gender and Race: Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and J. M. Coetzee's Foe Attie de Lange de Lange, Attie 109

8 Remains of the Name Carrol Clarkson Clarkson, Carrol 125

9 Houses, Cellars and Caves in Selected Novels from Latin America and South Africa Marita Wenzel Wenzel, Marita 143

10 Transformation of Ordinary Places into Imaginative Space in Zakes Mda's Writing Ina Grabe Grabe, Ina 161

11 No-Man's Land: Nuruddin Farah's Links and the Space of Postcolonial Alienation Harry Gamba Gamba, Harry 180

12 Changing Spaces: Salman Rushdie's Mapping of Post-Colonial Territories Fredetik Tygstmp Tygstmp, Fredetik 198

Index 214

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