Author Su, John J
Title Imagination and the contemporary novel / John J. Su
Imprint New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
book jacket
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 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  823.91409 Su1 2011    AVAILABLE  -  30500101439373
Descript x, 219 p. ; 24 cm
Note "Imagination and the Contemporary Novel examines the global preoccupation with the imagination among literary authors with ties to former colonies of the British Empire since the 1960s. John Su draws on a wide range of authors including Peter Ackroyd, Monica Ali, Julian Barnes, Andre; Brink, J. M. Coetzee, John Fowles, Amitav Ghosh, Nadine Gordimer, Hanif Kureishi, Salman Rushdie and Zadie Smith. This study rehabilitates the category of imagination in order to understand a broad range of contemporary Anglophone literature. The responses of such literature to shifts in global capitalism have often been misunderstood by the dominant categories of literary studies, the postmodern and the postcolonial. As both an insightful critique into the themes that drive a range of today's best novelists and a bold restatement of what the imagination is and what it means for contemporary culture, this book breaks new ground in the study of twenty-first-century literature"-- Provided by publisher
"Imagination and the Contemporary Novel examines the global preoccupation with the imagination among literary authors with ties to former colonies of the British Empire since the 1960s. John Su draws on a wide range of authors including Peter Ackroyd, Monica Ali, Julian Barnes, Andr ⁺ўBrink, J. M. Coetzee, John Fowles, Amitav Ghosh, Nadine Gordimer, Hanif Kureishi, Salman Rushdie and Zadie Smith. This study rehabilitates the category of imagination in order to understand a broad range of contemporary Anglophone literature. The responses of such literature to shifts in global capitalism have often been misunderstood by the dominant categories of literary studies, the postmodern and the postcolonial. As both an insightful critique into the themes that drive a range of today's best novelists and a bold restatement of what the imagination is and what it means for contemporary culture, this book breaks new ground in the study of twenty-first-century literature"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: globalization, imagination, and the novel; 2. Aesthetic revolutions: white South African writing and the state of emergency; 3. The pastoral and the postmodern; 4. Hybridity, enterprise culture, and the fiction of multicultural Britain; 5. Ghosts of essentialism: racial memory as epistemological claim; 6. Amitav Ghosh and the aesthetic turn in postcolonial studies; Conclusion; Works cited
Subject English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
English fiction -- 21st century -- History and criticism
Imagination in literature
Literature and globalization
Postcolonialism in literature
English fiction -- English-speaking countries -- History and criticism