Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire

Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire

by Saikat Majumdar

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ISBN-13: 9780231527675
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Saikat Majumdar is an assistant professor of English at Stanford University and the author of a novel, Silverfish.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Poetics of the Prosaic
1. James Joyce and the Banality of Refusal
2. Katherine Mansfield and the Fragility of Pākehā Boredom
3. The Dailiness of Trauma and Liberation in Zoë Wicomb
4. Amit Chaudhuri and the Materiality of the Mundane
Epilogue: The Uneventful
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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Enda Duffy

Beautifully written and evidence of a fine intelligence, this book offers a striking and important intervention in ongoing debates in both modernist and postcolonial studies. As such, it will be a point of discussion and reference for quite a long time.

Edna Duffy

"Beautifully written and evidence of a fine intelligence. It offers a striking and important intervention in ongoing debates in both modernist and post-colonial studies, and as such will be a point of discussion and reference for quite a long time."

Edna Duffy, Professor of English at UC Santa Barbara, and author of The Speed Handbook: Velocity, Pleasure, Modernism

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