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Public Culture (1 September 2005) 17 (3): 417–444.
Published: 01 September 2005
... travel writing, legal discourses, and modern Egyptian literature. He also serves on the editorial committee of Middle East Report . Anxious Advocacy: The Novel, the Law, and Extrajudicial Appeals in Egypt...
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Public Culture (1 May 2014) 26 (2 (73)): 339–364.
Published: 01 May 2014
... connectivity and speed. The essay concludes with two case studies: first, Jennifer Egan’s 2011 novel A Visit from the Goon Squad , whose PowerPoint chapter works to visualize the energy demands of a rapidly growing social media culture, and, second, the so-called high-frequency traders who today are making use...
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Public Culture (1 May 2007) 19 (2): 307–328.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Translation Rashmi Sadana At the Sahitya Akademi In 2000, Kiran Nagarkar’s novel Cuckold won India’s top literary prize for best original work in English, yet the accolade seemed to alien- ate him further from his most prized readership in...
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Public Culture (1 January 1991) 4 (1): 143.
Published: 01 January 1991
...- uate Center, City University of New York. She has recently published two poems The Storm, and Night-Scene, the Garden, as well as a novel, Nampally Road. Her critical work includes Women in Romanticism: Mary Wollstonecraft, Dorothy Wordsworth, Mary Shelly and Fault Lines (forthcoming from the...
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Public Culture (1 January 1989) 2 (1): 100–105.
Published: 01 January 1989
... the Islamic Revolution issued a death sentence against the author and his publishers; in Holland, the Finance Minister - previously not known for his literary judgment - declared that he did not like the book; and in England, "Maggie-the-bitch," whose wax image was melted in the novel, had to...
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Public Culture (1 May 1989) 1 (2): 91–92.
Published: 01 May 1989
... to the task of perfecting and transforming the fictional craft in Arabic in or- der to make of the novel genre both a mirror of Egyptian (and, by exten- sion, Arab) society and a catalyst for change. He has set himself to read ex- amples from the various traditions of world fiction, to...
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Public Culture (1 January 2010) 22 (1): 215–216.
Published: 01 January 2010
... contemporaneity and is editing a collection of critical essays, tentatively titled “The Rise of the Arab Novel in English,” on the intellectual history and contemporary significance of the Arab novel in English. Pallavi Govindnathan holds a BFA in painting, drawing, and sculpture from the Savannah...
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Public Culture (1 January 1992) 5 (1): 61–62.
Published: 01 January 1992
...’ dreams, particularly since the 1970s, for- getting or naively denying that such a failure was also shattering our own projects. We have, as individuals, done, indeed, our homework by writing anti-colonialist and anti-African leadership essays, novels and short stories. I have, personally...
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Public Culture (1 January 2001) 13 (1): 89–96.
Published: 01 January 2001
... Berkeley. Condé’s compelling first novel Hérémakhonon (loosely translated as either “Welcome house” or “Awaiting good times”) draws on her early experiences in West Africa. Published in 1976, the novel has a startlingly contemporary bite, opening with an...
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Public Culture (1 January 2001) 13 (1): 97–112.
Published: 01 January 2001
... paid to a body of writing that includes the television plays collected as Basi and Company, the satirical works Prisoners of Jebs and Pita Dumbrok’s Prison, a novel, several volumes of poems and folk tales, and a series of...
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Public Culture (1 January 1993) 6 (1): 77–82.
Published: 01 January 1993
... literary figure discussed at length by Ahmad is Salman Rushdie, a writer who lives in the West and writes in English for a largely Western audience-in short, a writer who is part of the Third World canon- and much of what he has to say about the gendered nature of the novel Shame has already been...
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Public Culture (1 January 1992) 5 (1): 109–112.
Published: 01 January 1992
... Asturias’s novel about Estrada Cabrera, El Seiior Presidenre (1946), takes the point of view of the dictator’s right-hand man, “The Banality of Power and the Aesthetics of Vulgarity in the Postcolony,” Public Culture 4/2 (Spring 1992): 1-30. Public Culture 109...
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Public Culture (1 January 2014) 26 (1 (72)): 1–2.
Published: 01 January 2014
..., graphic novels, memoirs, children’s books, apps, and more, generating vigorous debates in something close to real time. I’m happy to report that our readership is growing — not only online but, improbably, in print subscriptions, too. Please help us continue expanding the Public Culture project by...
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Public Culture (1 January 1989) 2 (1): 73–78.
Published: 01 January 1989
... imaginations of the modem diaspora these locations manifest themselves in a strikingly different way. The pages of V. S. Naipaul's Trinidad novels are replete with references to the Ganges, to Ay- odhya and Kashi. But when the women of his novels speak of the waters of the Ganga, they are not...
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Public Culture (1 January 2007) 19 (1): 221–222.
Published: 01 January 2007
... Postcapitalist Politics. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. Hecht, Tobias. 2006. After Life: An Ethnographic Novel. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press. Jaikumar, Priya. 2006. Cinema at the End of Empire: A Politics of Transition in Britain and India. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press...
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Public Culture (1 January 2001) 13 (1): 113–138.
Published: 01 January 2001
... height of nationalist struggles for decolonization in 1961, Frantz Fanon wrote this warning against too great an attachment to the rhetoric, images, and energy of what he calls national consciousness. Twenty years later in his novel Talismano, the Tunisian author...
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Public Culture (1 January 1997) 10 (1): 61–81.
Published: 01 January 1997
... seriousness, modesty, and devotion, would accom- modate the presumed pre-Islamic Anatolian culture and thereby incarnate the nationalist project. Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoglu’s novel Ankara (1934) is among the best exam- ples...
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Public Culture (1 May 2009) 21 (2): 269–292.
Published: 01 May 2009
... emotion . Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Alliston, April. 2002 . Transnational sympathies, imaginary communities. In The literary channel: The inter-national invention of the novel , edited by Margaret Cohen and Carolyn Dever. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. Anderson, Amanda...
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Public Culture (1 May 2005) 17 (2): 217–234.
Published: 01 May 2005
..., a novel that creates a fi ctional ter- rain evocative of the Black Belt in Souls. In her re-sounding of Du Bois, Morrison writes a text as haunting as its precursor. Although my argument turns on what Souls omits, I want fi rst to...
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Public Culture (1 May 2009) 21 (2): 433–434.
Published: 01 May 2009
... His Senses” (Col- lege Literature, forthcoming) and “Anointing with Rubble: Ruins in the Lebanese War Novel” (Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Winter 2008). He is the editor of Crisis and Memory: The...