The Resource Imagination and the contemporary novel, John J. Su

Imagination and the contemporary novel, John J. Su

Label
Imagination and the contemporary novel
Title
Imagination and the contemporary novel
Statement of responsibility
John J. Su
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Imagination and the Contemporary Novel examines the global preoccupation with the imagination among literary authors with ties to former colonies of the British Empire since the 1960s. John Su draws on a wide range of authors including Peter Ackroyd, Monica Ali, Julian Barnes, Andre; Brink, J. M. Coetzee, John Fowles, Amitav Ghosh, Nadine Gordimer, Hanif Kureishi, Salman Rushdie and Zadie Smith. This study rehabilitates the category of imagination in order to understand a broad range of contemporary Anglophone literature. The responses of such literature to shifts in global capitalism have often been misunderstood by the dominant categories of literary studies, the postmodern and the postcolonial. As both an insightful critique into the themes that drive a range of today's best novelists and a bold restatement of what the imagination is and what it means for contemporary culture, this book breaks new ground in the study of twenty-first-century literature"--
  • "Imagination and the Contemporary Novel examines the global preoccupation with the imagination among literary authors with ties to former colonies of the British Empire since the 1960s. John Su draws on a wide range of authors including Peter Ackroyd, Monica Ali, Julian Barnes, Andr ̌Brink, J. M. Coetzee, John Fowles, Amitav Ghosh, Nadine Gordimer, Hanif Kureishi, Salman Rushdie and Zadie Smith. This study rehabilitates the category of imagination in order to understand a broad range of contemporary Anglophone literature. The responses of such literature to shifts in global capitalism have often been misunderstood by the dominant categories of literary studies, the postmodern and the postcolonial. As both an insightful critique into the themes that drive a range of today's best novelists and a bold restatement of what the imagination is and what it means for contemporary culture, this book breaks new ground in the study of twenty-first-century literature"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Su, John J
Index
index present
LC call number
PR881
LC item number
.S785 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Imagination in literature
  • Literature and globalization
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • English fiction
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Romans
  • Engels
  • Internationalisatie
  • Postkolonialisme
  • Roman
  • Englisch
  • Motiv (Literatur)
  • Imagination
  • Englisch
  • Roman
  • Imagination
  • Globalisierung
  • Postkolonialismus
  • English fiction
  • Imagination in literature
  • Literature and globalization
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • English-speaking countries
Label
Imagination and the contemporary novel, John J. Su
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: globalization, imagination, and the novel -- 2. Aesthetic revolutions: white South African writing and the state of emergency -- 3. The pastoral and the postmodern -- 4. Hybridity, enterprise culture, and the fiction of multicultural Britain -- 5. Ghosts of essentialism: racial memory as epistemological claim -- 6. Amitav Ghosh and the aesthetic turn in postcolonial studies -- Conclusion: imagining together?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 219 pages
Isbn
9781107006775
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011002470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)698331463
  • (OCoLC)ocn698331463
Label
Imagination and the contemporary novel, John J. Su
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 198-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: globalization, imagination, and the novel -- 2. Aesthetic revolutions: white South African writing and the state of emergency -- 3. The pastoral and the postmodern -- 4. Hybridity, enterprise culture, and the fiction of multicultural Britain -- 5. Ghosts of essentialism: racial memory as epistemological claim -- 6. Amitav Ghosh and the aesthetic turn in postcolonial studies -- Conclusion: imagining together?
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 219 pages
Isbn
9781107006775
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011002470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)698331463
  • (OCoLC)ocn698331463

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