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The Resource The event of postcolonial shame, Timothy Bewes

The event of postcolonial shame, Timothy Bewes

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The event of postcolonial shame
Title
The event of postcolonial shame
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Bewes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a postcolonial world, where structures of power, hierarchy, and domination operate on a global scale, writers face an ethical and aesthetic dilemma: How to write without contributing to the inscription of inequality? How to process the colonial past without reverting to a pathology of self-disgust? Can literature ever be free of the shame of the postcolonial epoch--ever be truly postcolonial? As disparities of power seem only to be increasing, such questions are more urgent than ever. In this book, Timothy Bewes argues that shame is a dominant temperament in twentieth-century literature, and the key to understanding the ethics and aesthetics of the contemporary world. Drawing on thinkers such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Frantz Fanon, Theodor Adorno, and Gilles Deleuze, Bewes argues that in literature there is an "event" of shame that brings together these ethical and aesthetic tensions. Reading works by J.M. Coetzee, Joseph Conrad, Nadine Gordimer, V.S. Naipaul, Caryl Phillips, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, and Zoë Wicomb, Bewes presents a startling theory: the practices of postcolonial literature depend upon and repeat the same structures of thought and perception that made colonialism possible in the first place. As long as those structures remain in place, literature and critical thinking will remain steeped in shame. Offering a new mode of postcolonial reading, The Event of Postcolonial Shame demands a literature and a criticism that acknowledge their own ethical deficiency without seeking absolution from it."--Publisher
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Bewes, Timothy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Translation/transnation
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Commonwealth literature (English)
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Commonwealth literature (English)
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Postkolonialisme
  • Bellettrie
Label
The event of postcolonial shame, Timothy Bewes
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-218) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shame as form -- Shame, ventriloquy, and the problem of the cliché : Caryl Phillips -- The shame of belatedness : late style in V.S. Naipaul -- Shame and revolutionary betrayal : Joseph Conrad, Ngūgī wa Thiong'o, Zoë Wicomb -- The event of shame in J.M. Coetzee -- Shame and subtraction : towards postcolonial writing
Control code
ocn825768028
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 224 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400836499
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttx77s
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)825768028
Label
The event of postcolonial shame, Timothy Bewes
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-218) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shame as form -- Shame, ventriloquy, and the problem of the cliché : Caryl Phillips -- The shame of belatedness : late style in V.S. Naipaul -- Shame and revolutionary betrayal : Joseph Conrad, Ngūgī wa Thiong'o, Zoë Wicomb -- The event of shame in J.M. Coetzee -- Shame and subtraction : towards postcolonial writing
Control code
ocn825768028
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 224 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400836499
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttx77s
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)825768028

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