Literary Landscapes: From Modernism to Postcolonialism

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This book explores the varied ways in which modernist and postcolonial innovations in fiction are motivated by crises and revolutions in the human perception and appropriation of space. 'Space' for the writers concerned has its political, historical, cultural and gender dimensions as well as its geographical identity.

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Overview

This book explores the varied ways in which modernist and postcolonial innovations in fiction are motivated by crises and revolutions in the human perception and appropriation of space. 'Space' for the writers concerned has its political, historical, cultural and gender dimensions as well as its geographical identity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230553163
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/15/2008
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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

Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction
Space, Time, Narrative: From Thomas Hardy to Franz Kafka and J.M. Coetzee—J.Lothe
The American Spaces of Henry James—M.A.Williams
Space and Place in the Novels of E.M. Forster—G.Fincham
Travel as Incarceration: Jean Rhys's After Leaving Mr MacKenzieJ.Hawthorn
'Where Am I?': Feminine Space and Time in Virginia Woolf's The YearsM.Pawlowski
Imagining the Karoo Landscape: Free Indirect Discourse, the Sublime, and the Consecration of White Poverty—J.Geertsema
'Reading' and 'Constructing' Space, Gender and Race: Conrad's Lord Jim and J.M. Coetzee's FoeA.M.De Lange
Remains of the Name—C.Clarkson
Houses, Cellars and Caves in Selected Novels from Latin America and South Africa—M.Wenzel
Transformation of Ordinary Places into Imaginative Space in Zakes Mda's Writing—I.Grabe
No Man's Land: Nuruddin Farah's Links and the Space of Postcolonial Alienation—H.Garuba
Changing Spaces: Salman Rushdie's Mapping of Post-Colonial Territories—F.Tygstrup
Index

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