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The Resource Zones of instability : literature, postcolonialism, and the nation, Imre Szeman

Zones of instability : literature, postcolonialism, and the nation, Imre Szeman

Label
Zones of instability : literature, postcolonialism, and the nation
Title
Zones of instability
Title remainder
literature, postcolonialism, and the nation
Statement of responsibility
Imre Szeman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Zones of Instability, Imre Szeman examines the complex relationship between literature and politics by exploring the production of nationalist literature in the former British empire. Taking as his case studies the regions of the British Caribbean, Nigeria, and Canada, Szeman analyzes the work of authors for whom the idea of the "nation" and literature are inexorably entwined, such as Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, C.L.R. James, Frantz Fanon, and V.S. Naipaul. Szeman focuses on literature created in the two decades after World War II, decades in which the future prospects for many newly independent former colonies went from extreme political optimism to often bitter political disappointment. He argues that "nation" can be read as that space in which literature is thought to be able to reunite two things that history has separated - the writer and the people."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Szeman, Imre
Dewey number
820.9/9171241
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9080
LC item number
.S97 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Commonwealth literature (English)
  • Nationalism and literature
  • Postcolonialism
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Decolonization in literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Commonwealth countries
  • Caribbean Area
  • Nigeria
  • Canada
Label
Zones of instability : literature, postcolonialism, and the nation, Imre Szeman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-235) 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
The politics of postcolonial nationalist literature -- The nation as problem and possibility -- Caribbean space : Lamming, Naipaul, and federation -- The novel after the nation : Nigeria after Biafra -- The persistence of the nation : literature and criticism in Canada -- National culture and globalization
Control code
51046855
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780801868030
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002154083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Zones of instability : literature, postcolonialism, and the nation, Imre Szeman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-235) 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
The politics of postcolonial nationalist literature -- The nation as problem and possibility -- Caribbean space : Lamming, Naipaul, and federation -- The novel after the nation : Nigeria after Biafra -- The persistence of the nation : literature and criticism in Canada -- National culture and globalization
Control code
51046855
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780801868030
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002154083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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