The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary (Hardback)
  • The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary (Hardback)

The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 08/01/2009
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In our current world, questions of the transnational, location, land, and identity confront us with a particular insistence. The Grammar of Identity is a lively and wide-ranging study of twentieth-century fiction that examines how writers across nearly a hundred years have confronted these issues. Circumventing the divisions of conventional categories, the book examines writers from both the colonial and postcolonial, the modern and postmodern eras, putting together writers who might not normally inhabit the same critical space: Joseph Conrad, Caryl Phillips, Salman Rushdie, Charlotte Bronte, Jean Rhys, Anne Michaels, W. G. Sebald, Nadine Gordimer, and J. M. Coetzee. In this guise, the book itself becomes a journey of discovery, exploring the transnational not so much as a literal crossing of boundaries but as a way of being and seeing. In fictional terms this also means that it concerns a set of related forms: ways of approaching time and space; constructions of the self by way of combinatio

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199278497

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