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The Resource Fiction across borders : imagining the lives of others in late-twentieth-century novels, Shameem Black

Fiction across borders : imagining the lives of others in late-twentieth-century novels, Shameem Black

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Fiction across borders : imagining the lives of others in late-twentieth-century novels
Title
Fiction across borders
Title remainder
imagining the lives of others in late-twentieth-century novels
Statement of responsibility
Shameem Black
Title variation
Imagining the lives of others in late-twentieth-century novels
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Theorists of Orientalism and postcolonialism argue that novelists betray political and cultural anxieties when characterizing "the Other." Shameem Black takes a different stance. Turning a fresh eye toward several key contemporary novelists, she reveals how "border-crossing" fiction represents socially diverse groups without resorting to stereotype, idealization, or other forms of imaginative constraint. Focusing on the work of J.M. Coetzee, Amitav Ghosh, Jeffrey Eugenides, Ruth Ozeki, Charles Johnson, Gish Jen, and Rupa Bajwa, Black introduces an interpretative lens that captures the ways in which these authors envision an ethics of representing social difference. They not only offer sympathetic portrayals of the lives of others but also detail the processes of imagining social difference. Whether depicting the multilingual worlds of South and Southeast Asia, the exportation of American culture abroad, or the racial tension of postapartheid South Africa, these transcultural representations explore social and political hierarchies in constructive ways. Boldly confronting the orthodoxies of recent literary criticism, Fiction Across Borders builds upon such seminal works as Edward Said's Orientalism and offers a provocative new study of the late twentieth-century novel
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Black, Shameem
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Commonwealth fiction (English)
  • Other (Philosophy) in literature
  • Difference (Philosophy) in literature
  • Ethics in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Commonwealth fiction (English)
  • Difference (Philosophy) in literature
  • Ethics in literature
  • Other (Philosophy) in literature
Label
Fiction across borders : imagining the lives of others in late-twentieth-century novels, Shameem Black
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Publication
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file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-318) and index
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Toward an Ethics of Border-Crossing Fiction -- 1. Crowded Self and Crowded Style -- 2. Everyday Sentiment -- 3. Ethnic Reversals -- 4. Middle Grounds -- 5. Challenging Language -- 6. Sacrificing the Self --- Postscript --- Appendix
Control code
ocn747305638
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 333 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231520614
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  • lossy
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/blac14978
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22573/cttgt0cs
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  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)747305638
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Fiction across borders : imagining the lives of others in late-twentieth-century novels, Shameem Black
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Toward an Ethics of Border-Crossing Fiction -- 1. Crowded Self and Crowded Style -- 2. Everyday Sentiment -- 3. Ethnic Reversals -- 4. Middle Grounds -- 5. Challenging Language -- 6. Sacrificing the Self --- Postscript --- Appendix
Control code
ocn747305638
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 333 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231520614
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/blac14978
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgt0cs
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)747305638
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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