Fictions of America (inbunden)
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Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
206
Utgivningsdatum
2007-12-01
Förlag
Routledge
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228 x 146 x 19 mm
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362 g
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1
ISBN
9780415333832
Fictions of America (inbunden)

Fictions of America

Narratives of Global Empire

Inbunden,  Engelska, 2007-12-01
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The Internet has had a huge impact on channels of communication and information, reaching across time and space to connect the world through globalisation. In this Internet-led world, story links to story, windows open on new stories and no overall authority establishes priority. This sense of globalisation has raised many questions for contemporary American Novelists, primarily the usefulness or redundancy of narrative and its potentially adaptive function. What are the right stories for such a broadband world? How do contemporary American novelists respond to issues such as the influence of the multinational corporation and its predecessors, human rights Imperialism, the literary work as a marketable commodity, translation as betrayal, data overload, and the implosion of the virtual into the biosphere? Is globalisation inevitable or is it a fiction which fiction turns into reality? Fictions of America explores these questions and looks at the ways in which India, China and Africa can be said to have underwritten American culture, how literature has been marketed globally, and how novelists have answered back to power with resistant fictions. Judie Newman examines a wide range of fiction from the mid nineteenth to the twenty-first century including the transnational adoption narrative, short story, historical novel, slave narrative, international bestseller and Western to illustrate her argument. Looking closely at authors such as Bharati Mukherjee, John Updike, Emily Prager, Hannah Crafts, Zora Neale Hurston, David Bradley, Peter Heg, and Cormac McCarthy, Fictions of America provides a bold response to the crucial questions raised by globalisation.
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'As a collection of loosely connected essays informed by close textual anayses of a variety of literary works... it has to be lauded.'- Malini Schueller, Journal of American Studies

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Judie Newman (Professor of American Studies, University of Nottingham, Fellow of the English Association) is the author of seven books on American and postcolonial literature, a past President of the British Association for American Studies, and recipient of the Arthur Miller Prize in American studies.

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Introduction The West Coast Offense Chapter One Red Letters : Hester Prynne in India and Arizona Chapter Two In the Missionary Position : Emily Prager in China Chapter Three Black Atlantic or Black Athena? Globalising the African American Story Chapter Four Local Life, Global Death : David Bradley's Surrogate Stories Chapter Five Going Global : from Danish postcolonial novel to world bestseller Chapter Six Southern Apes: McCarthys Neotenous Killers Chapter Seven Priority Narratives : Bharati Mukherjees Desirable Daughters Conclusion Notes