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Ethics and Nostalgia in the Contemporary Novel

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Beschreibung

Identifies nostalgia as a central concern in the twentieth-century novel.

Autorentext

John J. Su is Assistant Professor of English at Marquette University

Zusammenfassung
In this original and wide-ranging study, John J. Su explores the relationship between nostalgia and ethics in novels across the English-speaking world. From Jean Rhys to Wole Soyinka and from V. S. Naipaul to Toni Morrison, Su identifies nostalgia as a central concern in the twentieth-century novel.

Inhalt

Introduction: nostalgia, ethics, and contemporary Anglophone literature; 1. Narratives of return: locating ethics in the age of globalization; 2. Nostalgia and narrative ethics in Caribbean literature; 3. 'Loss was in the order of things': recalling loss, reclaiming place in Native American fiction; 4. Refiguring national character: the remains of the British estate novel; 5. Appeasing an embittered history: trauma and nationhood in the writings of Achebe and Soyinka; Conclusion: nostalgia and its futures.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Ethics and Nostalgia in the Contemporary Novel
Autor:
EAN: 9780521854405
ISBN: 978-0-521-85440-5
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Cambridge University Press
Genre: Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften
Anzahl Seiten: 236
Gewicht: 500g
Größe: H235mm x B157mm x T17mm
Jahr: 2014