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Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374763-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... This chapter explores the links between The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and larger Latin American literary practices. It begins with a critical discussion of Sergio Ramírez’s claim that the new Latin American novel is currently being written in English by Latinos/as. Ramírez’s understanding...
Series: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Published: 10 October 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388234-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8823-4
...New Subjects, Novel Socialities ...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... Aravinda Adiga Indra Sinha Mohammad Hanif news and the novel authenticity ...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... This chapter is a commentary on how recent novels set in the Indian subcontinent are about the ways in which the news enters the lives of people. The examples are Aravinda Adiga’s The White Tiger, Indra Sinha’s Animal’s People, and Mohammad Hanif’s A Case of Exploding Mangoes. The essay also...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374244-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7424-4
... specificity of print. The chapter highlights the interplay of the verbal and the visual in the novels of Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, Joe Sacco, Nadeem Aslam, and Kevin Powers and traces in them a new structure of address and a new orientation toward distant suffering and a wider circuit of mediating publics...
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By Debjani Ganguly
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374244-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7424-4
... The introduction offers a cultural history of the contemporary novel and traces in some detail the geopolitical, technological, and cultural shifts that shaped the novel after 1989. It also excavates a literary genealogy of the form from the mid-eighteenth century and delineates the homologies...
Series: Public Planet Books
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375135-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7513-5
... and symbols of secular modernity. And the second novel heralds the emergence of new Muslim subjects and definitions of male-female intimacies that challenge the secular-feminist, but also Islamist-purist frontiers of the public sphere. Kemalist feminism Islamist/Muslim visibility social imaginary ...
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By Eben Kirksey
Published: 02 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374800-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7480-0
..., seductive moments that generate new entangled modes of coexistence, are constantly taking place as beings capture one another in reciprocal embraces. Diverse critters are ever ready to negotiate new symbiotic agreements. ecological theory symbiosis novel ecosystems continental philosophy Isabelle...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7476-3
... discussion of Sergio Ramírez’s claim that the new Latin American novel is currently being written in English by Latinos/as. Ramírez’s understanding of new Latin American cultural practices, as taken up by this U.S. population, places their oeuvres in a new regional context, navigating mass migrations...
Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372899-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7289-9
... In Rio de Janeiro in the latter half of the 1910s, a craze for imported serial films fostered new practices of film consumption, novel conceptions of cinema’s defining characteristics, and fresh ambitions for local film production. The popularity of serial films and their tie-in novelizations...
Published: 17 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375104-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7510-4
... Chapter 3 discusses Andrew Salkey’s novel Escape to an Autumn Pavement (1960) in the context of postwar British immigration and Wolfenden-era discourses surrounding homosexuality. The chapter places Salkey’s novel alongside British postwar documents in the new field of Race Relations, in RAF...
Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374640-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7464-0
... and consumers of the vibrant new Indonesian-language media culture in the mid-1950s, they also read widely in Dutch and other European languages, and it is likely that some of them may have encountered The Outsider in its Dutch translation before Wright’s 1955 visit. The review describes Wright’s novel...
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By Hettie Jones
Published: 23 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374152-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7415-2
... person for adult stories. In 1976 Hettie is writing a YA novel about an interracial teen when Helene has her eighth show at opening of art gallery while working at a social service agency. They meet in New York, January 1979. Helene secures commission from Norway bank, and Hettie gets contract for two YA...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374534-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
... This chapter is a study of Michelle Cliff’s Clare Savage novels as an attempt to initiate a new time for the Jamaican people who inhabit a place that has been deformed by the temporal calculations and technologies of colonial sugar capital and postcolonial tourist capital. Cliff suggests...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... of expression and also be fair in criticism. Salman Rushdie The Satanic Verses Jaipur freedom of speech criticism This chapter is a commentary on how recent novels set in the Indian subcontinent are about the ways in which the news enters the lives of people. The examples are Aravinda Adiga’s...
Published: 14 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373667-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7366-7
... Prince, 1955); a testimonio , El Masacre se pasa a pie by Freddy Prestol Castillo (Santo Domingo, 1973); and the celebrated novel by Haitian American writer Edwidge Danticat, The Farming of Bones (New York, 1998)—the chapter traces the official discourse surrounding Massacre of 1937 back to the anti...
Published: 12 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373209-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7320-9
... onto a Filipino migrant’s “voyage in” to the “island” of America, the novel critically remaps the United States across a trans-Pacific archipelagic imaginary in which it becomes merely one island among many. At the same time, America Is in the Heart uses the figure of the island to represent new...
Published: 25 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375401-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7540-1
... This chapter continues the discussion of Kim Saryang, offering a new reading of his “Into the Light.” The chapter’s analysis of Kim’s work centers on dismantling the notion of a self-same I, as well as an allegorized I standing in for the plight of the Korean people. At the same time...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 04 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374497-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
... This chapter analyzes two key female characters in Ann-Marie MacDonald’s epic novel Fall on Your Knees who use experimental, improvised performance to disrupt prevailing power relations that privilege white, male heterosexual identity. Materia’s and Frances’s performances destabilize notions...
Published: 01 January 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7453-4
.... globalization alternative modernities temporality of decolonization Fanon subaltern postcoloniality This chapter is a study of Michelle Cliff’s Clare Savage novels as an attempt to initiate a new time for the Jamaican people who inhabit a place that has been deformed by the temporal calculations...