'Richard Robinson's study of shifting European borders in twentieth-century literature offers a refreshingly new take on how fictional texts negotiate and transmute imaginatively a sense of locality - of geographical and temporal emplacement...This study is important for all those who read books not merely to confirm their theoretical models of preference, but also to delve into fiction's own signifying borderzones.' - Cristina Sandru, English
Narratives of the European Border: A History of Nowhereby R. Robinson, Stephen Heath, Colin MacCabe, Denise Riley
Richard Robinsonexamines the representation of shifting European borders in twentieth-century narrative, drawing together an unusual grouping of texts from different national canons andcomparing the various ways that fictional settings transmute European placelessness into narrative.
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RICHARD ROBINSON teaches in the Department of English at Gresham School, UK. He has taught Twentieth-century literature and theory in the School of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, and has published on James Joyce, Italo Svevo, and Kazuo Ishiguro.
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