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020    9781107006775 (hardback) 
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050 00 PR881|b.S785 2011 
082 00 823/.91409|222 
100 1  Su, John J 
245 10 Imagination and the contemporary novel /|cJohn J. Su 
260    New York :|bCambridge University Press,|c2011 
300    x, 219 p. ;|c24 cm 
504    Includes bibliographical references 
505 8  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 
520    "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"--|cProvided by publisher 
520    "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"--|cProvided by publisher 
650  0 English fiction|y20th century|xHistory and criticism 
650  0 English fiction|y21st century|xHistory and criticism 
650  0 Imagination in literature 
650  0 Literature and globalization 
650  0 Postcolonialism in literature 
650  0 English fiction|zEnglish-speaking countries|xHistory and 
       criticism 
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 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  823.91409 Su1 2011    AVAILABLE  -  30500101439373