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The Resource Imagining Iraq : literature in English and the Iraq invasion, Suman Gupta

Imagining Iraq : literature in English and the Iraq invasion, Suman Gupta

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Imagining Iraq : literature in English and the Iraq invasion
Title
Imagining Iraq
Title remainder
literature in English and the Iraq invasion
Statement of responsibility
Suman Gupta
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An enormous number of literary texts engaged with the build-up towards, undertaking of and aftermath of the recent invasion of Iraq. This book both provides a survey of such texts and presents a particular critical perspective on them. Many were regarded as taking a position for or against the invasion, but this study neither attempts to hold authors to account for their political choices nor tries to reach a moral consensus on the invasion. The idea here is to examine how certain literary texts appeared within and "spoke" to a specific socio-political context, not merely to reckon with that context but to understand the condition of contemporary literature generally. Focusing primarily on literature in English made available in the U.S.A. and U.K. while debates about the Iraq invasion were uppermost in the public consciousness, texts in a wide range of forms are examined here: from poetry anthologies to individual poetry collections, plays on current events to revivals of classical plays, action thrillers to literary fiction and personal blogs"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1966-
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Gupta, Suman
Index
index present
LC call number
PJ7632.I75
LC item number
G76 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Golfoorlog (2003)
  • Bellettrie
  • Engels
Label
Imagining Iraq : literature in English and the Iraq invasion, Suman Gupta
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-203) and index
Contents
Making war : introduction -- "Laws" for poets : poetry anthologies -- Exacting world : individual poetry collections -- To smash the mirror : theatre -- A joint enterprise : fiction -- Windows into life-worlds : blogs and conclusion
Control code
690904767
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 210 p.
Isbn
9780230278752
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010050735
Other control number
40019068168
System control number
(OCoLC)690904767
Label
Imagining Iraq : literature in English and the Iraq invasion, Suman Gupta
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-203) and index
Contents
Making war : introduction -- "Laws" for poets : poetry anthologies -- Exacting world : individual poetry collections -- To smash the mirror : theatre -- A joint enterprise : fiction -- Windows into life-worlds : blogs and conclusion
Control code
690904767
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 210 p.
Isbn
9780230278752
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010050735
Other control number
40019068168
System control number
(OCoLC)690904767

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