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Series: Post-Contemporary Interventions
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380498-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8049-8
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 20 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007609-028
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0760-9
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-057
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
Book Chapter

By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... Writing advice fiction first novel Indian writing in English ...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... In this chapter the author describes the process of writing his novel Home Products (which was later published in the United States under the title Nobody Does the Right Thing). The piece considers common issues of concern to first-time novelists: how to start, voice, structure, and revision...
Series: Public Planet Books
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375135-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7513-5
... Kemalist feminism as the backbone of secular modernity in the 1920s and the feminization of political Islam in the 1980s. Turkish secularism denotes a modern way of life, namely European, calling for the emancipation of women from religion. The first novel illustrates the centrality of women both as agents...
Book Chapter

By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
...Writing In this chapter the author describes the process of writing his novel Home Products (which was later published in the United States under the title Nobody Does the Right Thing). The piece considers common issues of concern to first-time novelists: how to start, voice, structure...
Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374039-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7403-9
... The brainchild of a Duke English major, the Farendé Writers’ Society brings together aspiring authors from a village in northern Togo with U.S. university students and with a native son whose first novel was published in Paris. The youthful authors write nightly about everyday life...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... of dictatorial relations through the story’s form. It first demonstrates how the novel marginalizes and parodies the dictator in the overall narrative structure, reallocates responsibility for structures of domination, and centralizes nonnormative characters to challenge authoritarian power and hegemonic...
Published: 07 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372967-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7296-7
... Chapter 8 is the first of three chapters featuring short stories or fragments of a novel by three Cuban writers who served on missions abroad. Their writing is nuanced and surprising, bringing up difficult issues as well as feelings of satisfaction. This chapter features the fragment of a novel...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 22 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375142-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7514-2
... With the publication of her first novel in 1990, writer/performer Jessica Hagedorn emerged onto the national literary scene in the midst of U.S. culture wars. The era’s two critical currents of liberal multiculturalism and postcolonial studies impacted how scholars and readers figured Hagedorn’s...
Book Chapter

By Hettie Jones
Published: 23 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374152-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7415-2
... novels, but the first, published in 1980, is criticized for depicting conflicts about race and shredded. A chapbook of Hettie’s poems is published in 1981; she’s forty-seven, copyediting romance novels for money. Helene at fifty-four runs high fever and loses hearing. Hettie too has crisis regarding her...
Published: 03 November 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027508-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2750-8
..., which in turn galvanized the nation’s First Chimurenga against settler colonial rule. The chapter considers the afterlives of Nehanda’s fugitive time consciousness in Yvonne Vera’s Without a Name (1994) and NoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names (2013), novels that feature women imagining in advance...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-080
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... In 1935, at the young age of twenty-three and in the immediate aftermath of the Chaco War, Oscar Cerruto published his first and only novel, Aluvión de fuego (Torrent of Fire), which blended political critique, realist social description, and penetrating subjective portraits. Cerruto depicts...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374244-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7424-4
... What happens to the postcolonial novelistic imaginary after 1989? What transformed Salman Rushdie from an exemplary author of the postcolonial novel to a vulnerable figure after 1989? These are some of the questions this chapter explores. Rushdie’s graphing of the necropolitical face of global...
Series: ANIMA: Critical Race Studies Otherwise
Published: 01 December 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027843-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2784-3
... The introduction outlines a history of oscillation between the strange pleasures offered by geological knowledge and the cultural and colonial structures propped up by the geological timescale. In the first half of the nineteenth century, geology was the site of novel ideas, endowing ordinary...
Book Chapter

By Debjani Ganguly
Published: 22 July 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7424-4
...World This chapter excavates a literary genealogy of the term world and examines its valence for thinking about world literature in our global age. It also unravels the complex relation between the empirical world picture around 1989 and the novel worlds explored in the book in order...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-076
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... her poem “To Be Born a Man,” with its hard-hitting, mocking lines about gender discrimination, early in her writing career. Her epistolary novel Íntimas (Close Friends , 1913), written in a Romantic literary style that diverged from both the realist and modernist genres of the day, was a “novel about...
Published: 05 August 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7403-9
... together aspiring authors from a village in northern Togo with U.S. university students and with a native son whose first novel was published in Paris. The youthful authors write nightly about everyday life in the village and convene twice a week to read and critique one another’s work. This idea has had...
Series: Black Outdoors: Innovations in the Poetics of Study
Published: 11 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027065-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2706-5
... Chapter 6 focuses on the work of sovereignty in Toni Morrison's A Mercy. This is Morrison's only novel that sets itself up in animal life, as its first scenes open upon a new world burgeoning with hum:animal. The arguments in earlier chapters come to a head in this final one, exploring the how...