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Author Boyers, Robert
Title The Dictator's Dictation : The Politics of Novels and Novelists
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, 2005
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Note Intro -- Table of Contents -- Introduction: Thinking About Politics and the Novel -- 1. The Indigenous Berserk: Philip Roth -- 2. Identity and Diffidence: Seamus Deane -- 3. A Generous Mind: Natalia Ginzburg -- 4. Clear Light and Shadow: Anita Desai -- 5. Bullets of Milk: John Updike -- 6. Politics and Postmodernism: Mario Vargas Llosa -- 7. In Exile from Exile: Norman Manea -- 8. The Normality Blues: Peter Schneider -- 9. Discipline and Punish: Fleur Jaeggy -- 10. Primacies and Politics: Nadine Gordimer -- 11. Thinking About Evil: Kafka, Naipaul, Coetzee -- 12. Pathos and Resignation: Pat Barker -- 13. Stiflings: László Krasnahorkai -- 14. The Dictator's Dictation: Augusto Roa Bastos -- 15. Many Types of Ambiguity: Ingeborg Bachmann -- 16. Rubble and Ice: W. G. Sebald -- Selected Bibliography
Robert Boyers explores, critiques, and praises works by writers who have wrestled with the political and social issues of their day. Authors discussed include prominent twentieth-century writers from the United States and Western Europe as well as from Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Africa. Throughout the collection, Boyers combines frank, lucid assessments of the novelists' work with broader discussions of the political imagination in fiction
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Boyers, Robert The Dictator's Dictation : The Politics of Novels and Novelists New York : Columbia University Press,c2005 9780231136747
Subject Fiction - 20th century - History and criticism.;Politics and literature - History - 20th century.;Politics in literature
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