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Imagination and the Contemporary Novel

Imagination and the Contemporary Novel

by John J. Su
Paperback
Publication Date: 19/12/2013
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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.
ISBN:
9781107645974
9781107645974
Category:
Literary studies: post-colonial literature
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
19-12-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
230
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x12mm
Weight:
0.31kg

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