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David Mitchell is one of the most critically acclaimed authors in contemporary global writing. Novels such as Ghostwritten, Cloud... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

David Mitchell is one of the most critically acclaimed authors in contemporary global writing. Novels such as Ghostwritten, Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks demonstrate the author's dazzling literary technique in an oeuvre that crosses genres, genders and borders, moving effortlessly through time and space.

David Mitchell: Contemporary Critical Perspectives brings together leading scholars of contemporary fiction to guide readers through the full range of the author's writings, including discussions of all of his novels to-date plus his shorter fictions, essays and libretti. As well as offering extended coverage of Mitchell's most popular work, Cloud Atlas, the authors explore Mitchell's genre-hopping techniques, world-making aesthetics, and engagements with key contemporary issues such as globalization, empire, the environment, disability, trauma and technology. In addition, this book includes an expansive interview with David Mitchell as well as a guide to further reading to help students and readers alike explore the works of this tremendously inventive writer.



Inhalt

Series Editors' Preface
List of Contributors
Chronology of David Mitchell's life

David Mitchell: An introduction: Courtney Hopf and Wendy Knepper
1 Globalization in David Mitchell's Ghostwritten: Minding 'the
Reality Gap'
Hugh Charles O'Connell - University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
2 Questing for the Post-postmodern: David Mitchell's
number9dream
Nick Bentley - Keele University, UK
3 'What was knowledge for, I would ask myself': Science,
Technology and Pharmakon in David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas
Martin Paul Eve, University of London, UK
4 Witnessing Transhistorical Trauma in Cloud Atlas
Jason Mezey - Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, USA
5 Raids on the Inarticulate: The Stammering Narrative of Black
Swan Green
Courtney Hopf, New York University's London campus, UK
6 History, Globalization and the Human Subject in The Thousand
Autumns of Jacob de Zoet
William Stephenson, University of Chester, UK
7 Voicing Tragedy in David Mitchell's Libretti: Wake and Sunken
Garden
Rose Harris-Birtill, University of St Andrews, UK
8 David Mitchell's Representations of Environmental Crisis and
Ecological Apocalypse
Treasa DeLoughry, University of Exeter, UK
9 The Bone Clocks and the Mud of Humanity: The Anthropocene
Bildungsroman
Chris Koenig Woodyard, University of Toronto, Cananda
10 David Mitchell as World-Builder: The Bone Clocks and Slade House
Wendy Knepper, Brunel University, UK
Creating a Fictional Universe: An Interview with David Mitchell
Courtney Hopf

Further Reading

Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: David Mitchell
Untertitel: Contemporary Critical Perspectives
Editor:
EAN: 9781474262125
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller: Bloomsbury UK
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 208
Veröffentlichung: 25.07.2019
Dateigrösse: 10.2 MB