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The Resource Ethics and nostalgia in the contemporary novel, John J. Su

Ethics and nostalgia in the contemporary novel, John J. Su

Label
Ethics and nostalgia in the contemporary novel
Title
Ethics and nostalgia in the contemporary novel
Statement of responsibility
John J. Su
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this study, John J. Su explores the relationship between nostalgia and ethics in novels across the English-speaking world. He challenges the tendency in literary studies to characterize memory as positive and nostalgia as necessarily negative. Instead, this book argues that nostalgic fantasies are crucial to the ethical visions presented by contemporary novels. From Jean Rhys to Wole Soyinka and from V.S. Naipaul to Toni Morrison, Su identifies nostalgia as a central concern in the twentieth-century novel."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Su, John J
Dewey number
823.9109353
Index
index present
LC call number
PR881
LC item number
.S799 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Nostalgia in literature
  • Ethics in literature
Label
Ethics and nostalgia in the contemporary novel, John J. Su
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-223) 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
Introduction: nostalgia, ethics, and contemporary Anglophone literature -- Narratives of return: locating ethics in the age of globalization -- Nostalgia and narrative ethics in Caribbean literature -- 'Loss was in the order of things': recalling loss, reclaiming place in Native American fiction -- Refiguring national character: the remains of the British estate novel -- Appeasing an embittered history: trauma and nationhood in the writings of Achebe and Soyinka; Conclusion: nostalgia and its futures
Control code
61757138
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780521854405
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780521854405 (hbk.)
Label
Ethics and nostalgia in the contemporary novel, John J. Su
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-223) 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
Introduction: nostalgia, ethics, and contemporary Anglophone literature -- Narratives of return: locating ethics in the age of globalization -- Nostalgia and narrative ethics in Caribbean literature -- 'Loss was in the order of things': recalling loss, reclaiming place in Native American fiction -- Refiguring national character: the remains of the British estate novel -- Appeasing an embittered history: trauma and nationhood in the writings of Achebe and Soyinka; Conclusion: nostalgia and its futures
Control code
61757138
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 226 pages
Isbn
9780521854405
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780521854405 (hbk.)

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