Literary Landscapes

Literary Landscapes : From Modernism to Postcolonialism

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Literary Landscapes challenges the popular view that fictional representations of place and space by modernist authors have little or nothing in common with those of postcolonial writers. Detailed studies of the work of authors such as Thomas Hardy, Franz Kafka, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, E. M. Forster, Jean Rhys, Virginia Woolf, Pauline Smith, J. M. Coetzee, Zakes Mda, Nuruddin Farah, Isabel Allende, Jose Donoso, Rosario Ferre and Andre Brink help to form a more complex understanding of the varied and shared ways in which two groups of writers experience and represent space and place.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • United Kingdom
  • 0230227716
  • 9780230227712

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors Introduction Space, Time, Narrative: From Thomas Hardy to Franz Kafka and J.M. Coetzee; J.Lothe The American Spaces of Henry James; M.A.Williams Space and Place in the Novels of E.M. Forster; G.Fincham Travel as Incarceration: Jean Rhys's After Leaving Mr MacKenzie; J.Hawthorn 'Where Am I?': Feminine Space and Time in Virginia Woolf's The Years; M.Pawlowski Imagining the Karoo Landscape: Free Indirect Discourse, the Sublime, and the Consecration of White Poverty; J.Geertsema 'Reading' and 'Constructing' Space, Gender and Race: Conrad's Lord Jim and J.M. Coetzee's Foe; A.M.De Lange Remains of the Name; C.Clarkson Houses, Cellars and Caves in Selected Novels from Latin America and South Africa; M.Wenzel Transformation of Ordinary Places into Imaginative Space in Zakes Mda's Writing; I.Grabe No Man's Land: Nuruddin Farah's Links and the Space of Postcolonial Alienation; H.Garuba Changing Spaces: Salman Rushdie's Mapping of Post-Colonial Territories; F.Tygstrup Indexshow more

About Attie De Lange

ATTIE DE LANGE is Professor of English and Director of the Research Unit Languages and Literature in the South African Context, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, South Africa. GAIL FINCHAM is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of English, University of Cape Town, South Africa. JEREMY HAWTHORN is Professor of Modern British Literature, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. JAKOB LOTHE is Professor of English Literature, University of Oslo, Norway.show more