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The Resource James Clavell : a critical companion, [by] Gina Macdonald

James Clavell : a critical companion, [by] Gina Macdonald

Label
James Clavell : a critical companion
Title
James Clavell
Title remainder
a critical companion
Statement of responsibility
[by] Gina Macdonald
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Until now, popular novelist James Clavell has not been recognized for his literary achievements and his contributions to cross-cultural understanding. This critical study seeks to rectify that omission. It shows how Clavell's depiction of cross-cultural encounters of Westerners with the Far East paves the way for modern multicultural studies. His novels about culture clash help Western readers see with Eastern eyes by taking them into the minds and culture of the
  • Chinese, Japanese, and Iranians. The study provides close textual analysis of each of his novels in turn and shows how Clavell contrasts the manners, values, and lifestyles of Easterners and Westerners in a narrative style that combines a number of literary genres and traditions to create a "blockbuster" of breadth and depth. This study analyzes all of Clavell's fiction: King Rat, Tai-Pan, Shogun, Noble House, Whirlwind, and Gai-Jin. Each chapter discusses one novel and
  • Is divided into sections on plot and structure, character development, themes, historical foundations, genre conventions, and alternative perspectives from which to read the novel. A biographical chapter illuminates the influence of Clavell's life experiences on his writing. A chapter on his literary heritage discusses the influence of a variety of genres on his fiction and shows how he weaves a multiplicity of threads into a subtle, complex, inviting tapestry of Eastern
  • And Western styles. A genealogy table schematizing the complex family relationships that interlock Clavell's novels and a glossary of foreign language words used in his novels will help the reader to move easily through his canon. This work will help students and general readers to appreciate the cross-cultural aspects of the craft of Clavell's fiction. A key purchase for secondary school, public, and community college libraries
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DLC
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Macdonald, Gina
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3553.L365
LC item number
Z75 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical companions to popular contemporary writers,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Clavell, James
Label
James Clavell : a critical companion, [by] Gina Macdonald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-218) 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
Series Foreword / Kathleen Gregory Klein -- 1. The Life of James Clavell -- 2. James Clavell's Literary Heritage -- 3. King Rat (1962) -- 4. Tai-Pan: A Novel of Hong Kong (1966) -- 5. Shogun: A Novel of Japan (1975) -- 6. Noble House: A Novel of Contemporary Hong Kong (1981) -- 7. Whirlwind (1986) -- 8. Gai-Jin (1993) -- Glossary: A Guide to the International Vocabulary in James Clavell's Novels
Control code
33667824
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 223 pages
Isbn
9780313294945
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95043265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
James Clavell : a critical companion, [by] Gina Macdonald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-218) 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
Series Foreword / Kathleen Gregory Klein -- 1. The Life of James Clavell -- 2. James Clavell's Literary Heritage -- 3. King Rat (1962) -- 4. Tai-Pan: A Novel of Hong Kong (1966) -- 5. Shogun: A Novel of Japan (1975) -- 6. Noble House: A Novel of Contemporary Hong Kong (1981) -- 7. Whirlwind (1986) -- 8. Gai-Jin (1993) -- Glossary: A Guide to the International Vocabulary in James Clavell's Novels
Control code
33667824
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 223 pages
Isbn
9780313294945
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95043265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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