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Art Talk, Politics Talk

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MICHAEL CHAPMAN is professor of English and Head of the School of Literary Studies, Media and Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban. His previous publications include Douglas Livingstone (1981); Soweto Poetry (1982); South African English Poetry (1984); The Drum Decade (2001 [1989]); The New Century of South African Poetry (2002); Southern African Literatures (2003 [1996]); and The New Century of South African Short Stories (2004).

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Art Talk, Politics Talk looks at a deep issue, whether art should be in the service of political ends or be free to roam on its own and burgeon to the beat of the artist's perspective. Should art inform politics, or should it be the reverse? From the introductory thoughthow to talk about art in a politically demanding milieuto meditations on writers ranging from J.M. Coetzee to Nelson Mandela, Salman Rushdie to Nadine Gordimer, Art Talk, Politics Talk offers a continually surprising, consistently intellectual, and boldly original consideration of literary-cultural tradition and innovation that in many ways is a model for the world. The essays, self-contained yet cumulative in their argument and insight, locate ethical and aesthetic challenges in the postcolonial condition of our times, both in post-apartheid South Africa and globally. Teasing out the intricate value of literary culture in contemporary society, the author, in lucid prose, brings to this volume a new confidence and cri



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From the introductory question - how to talk about art in a politically demanding milieu - to meditations on writers ranging from JM Coetzee to Nelson Mandela, Salman Rushdie to Nadine Gordimer, this work offers a consideration of literary-cultural tradition and innovation that in many ways is a model for the world.

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Titre: Art Talk, Politics Talk
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Code EAN: 9781869140694
ISBN: 1869140699
Format: Couverture cartonnée
nombre de pages: 188
Poids: 294g
Taille: H228mm x B149mm x T15mm
Année: 2006

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