Community in Twentieth-Century Fiction (BOK)

Paula Mart�n Salvan

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Community in Twentieth Century Fiction is the first systematic study on the role that modern and contemporary fiction has played in the imaginary construction and deconstruction of human communities. Drawing on recent theoretical debate on the notion of community (Nancy, Blanchot, Badiou, Esposito), the essays in this collection examine narratives by Joyce, Waugh, Greene, LaGuma, Mansfield, Davies, O'Brien, Naipaul, DeLillo, Coetzee, Frame and Atwood. Through the integrated articulation of notions such as finitude, openness, exposure, immunity and death, we aim at uncovering the strategies of communal figuration at work in modern and contemporary fiction. Most of these strategies involve a rejection of organic communities based on essentialist fusion and an inclination to dramatize 'inoperative communities' (Nancy) of singularities aware of their own finitude and exposed to that of others.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Paula Mart�n Salvan
Nature Pub Group/Palgrave Macm
ISBN 9781137282835
Antall sider 296 Dimensjoner 14,7cm x 22,3cm x 2,4cm
Vekt 481 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Gerardo Rodriguez-Salas, Julian Jimenez Heffernan, Paula Martin Salvan