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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
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
REDDC
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 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • 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
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Commonwealth literature (English)
  • Decolonization in literature
  • Literature
  • Nationalism and literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Postcolonialism
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Canada
  • Caribbean Area
  • Commonwealth countries
  • Nigeria
  • Letterkunde
  • Postkolonialisme
  • Politiek
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
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
70726428
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801868030
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70726428
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Zones of instability : literature, postcolonialism, and the nation, Imre Szeman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-235) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
70726428
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801868030
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70726428
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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