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Narrative paths : African travel in modern fiction and nonfiction, Kai Mikkonen

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Narrative paths : African travel in modern fiction and nonfiction
Title
Narrative paths
Title remainder
African travel in modern fiction and nonfiction
Statement of responsibility
Kai Mikkonen
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Language
eng
Summary
"In Narrative Paths: African Travel in Modern Fiction and Nonfiction, Kai Mikkonen argues that early twentieth-century European travel writing, journal keeping, and fiction converged and mutually influenced each other in ways that inform current debates about the fiction-nonfiction distinction. Turning to narratives set in sub-Saharan Africa, Mikkonen identifies five main dimensions of interplay between fiction and nonfiction: the experiential frame of the journey, the redefinition of the language and objective of description, the shared cultural givens and colonial notions concerning sub-Saharan Africa, the theme of narrativisation, and the issue of virtual genres. Narrative Paths reveals the important role that travel played as a frame in these modernist fictions as well as the crucial ways that nonfiction travel narratives appropriated fictional strategies. Narrative Paths contributes to debates in narratology and rhetorical narrative theory about the fiction-nonfiction distinction. With chapters on a wide range of modernist authors-from Pierre Loti, Andre; Gide, Michel Leiris, and Georges Simenon to Blaise Cendrars, Louis-Ferdinand Ce;line, Joseph Conrad, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, and Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)-Mikkonen's study also contributes to postcolonial approaches to these authors, examining issues of representation, narrative voice, and authority in narratives about colonial Africa"--
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Mikkonen, Kai
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Theory and interpretation of narrative
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  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • European fiction
  • Travelers' writings, European
  • Africa
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • European fiction
  • Literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Travelers' writings, European
  • Africa
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Narrative paths : African travel in modern fiction and nonfiction, Kai Mikkonen
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904033125
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814273760
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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JSTOR
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22573/ctt22cxf6d
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904033125
Label
Narrative paths : African travel in modern fiction and nonfiction, Kai Mikkonen
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904033125
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814273760
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt22cxf6d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)904033125

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