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作者 Ndi, F
書名 Outward Evil Inward Battle : Human Memory in Literature
出版項 Bamenda : Langaa RPCIG, 2013
國際標準書號 9789956790456 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (244 pages)
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附註 Cover -- Title page -- Copyright page -- The Editors -- Authors -- Contents -- Introduction. Towards a Paradigm of Memory in Literature -- Section I - Power -- Chapter 1 - Quakers, Memory & the Past in Literature. -- Introduction -- The Founding of the Quaker Movement & Fox -- Psychological Introspection -- Documentation of History as Memory for Posterity -- Individuation/Collective Unconsciousness -- The Bedrock of Peace Literature -- Positive View of Life -- Conclusion -- Chapter 2 - The Power of Memory: Crossroads in Works by Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and August Wilson -- Section Two - Music -- Chapter 3 - Memory, the Blues, and African American Slave Narratives -- Chapter 4 - It Rains Inside: Parenting and Music in Works by William Faulkner, August Wilson, and Sherman Alexie -- Section III - Resistance -- Chapter 5 - Unwavering Insubordination: Rebellion & Memory in The Letters of Elizabeth Hooton -- Introduction -- Hooton in Context -- Rebellion and Memory of Rebellion -- Sources of Memory and Rebellion -- IndividualSociety, Binary Opposition -- Exporting the Rebellion -- Rebellion and Memory for Institutional Clean Up -- Conclusion -- Chapter 6 - Memory and Resistance in the Poetry of Gcina Mhlophe -- Introduction -- Praise to Our Mothers / Women & Protest -- Say No -- The Dancer, Sometimes When It Rains & Sitting Alone Thinking -- Conclusion -- Section Four - Trauma -- Chapter 7 - Veiling the Past: Memory and Identity in Edwidge Danticat's The Dew Breaker -- Introduction -- Memory and Identity -- Living the Past in the Present -- Reconciling the Past with the Present -- A Fragmented Future -- Conclusion -- Chapter 8 - Memorizing the Dark: Margaret Walker and Toni Morrison Compress African American Time and Space in Poetry and Fiction -- Section V - Cultural Identity
Chapter 9 - There's No Place Like Home: Cultural Memory in Toni Morrison's Tar Baby and Edwidge Danticat's Breath, Eyes and Memory -- Chapter 10 - "Go Back and Get It:" Spirit Possession as Rite of Passage and a Medium of Self-reinvention in Contemporary African Diasporic Literature -- Index -- Back cover
This book is a timely humanistic touch to memory studies. It uses literature as a laboratory for the workings of the mind, and characters as the subjects of human experimentation and diagnostics. This book considers authors from different societies and historical periods. The book is a refreshing illumination on the functioning of human memory. It complements the work of neuroscientists who seek to rationalize the workings of the same. Drawing from various ideas on memory, this rich and authoritative volume results from wide-ranging endeavors centered on the common fact that tracking memory in literature provides an astounding vista of orientations covered in its separate chapters. The writers examined in the various chapters become mediums for unleashing memory and its reconfiguration into artistic images. The ten separate chapters investigate different aspects of memory in such memoric associations as power, music, resistance, trauma, and identity. It is therefore no surprise that the editors should consider this book as ìa veritable menu for everything needed for an unforgettable memory banquetî
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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
鏈接 Print version: Ndi, F. Outward Evil Inward Battle : Human Memory in Literature Bamenda : Langaa RPCIG,c2013 9789956790166
主題 Memory in literature
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Alt Author Fishkin, Hart
Ndeh, Festus Fru
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