'Post'-9/11 South Asian Diasporic Fiction (BOK)

Pei-Chen Liao

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While much of the critical discussion about the emerging genre of 9/11 fiction has centred on the trauma of 9/11 and on novels by EuroAmerican writers, this book draws attention to the diversity of what might be meant by 'post'-9/11 by exploring the themes of uncanny terror through a close reading of 'post'-9/11 South Asian diasporic fictions. The novels surveyed include Salman Rushdie's Shalimar the Clown, Hari Kunzru's Transmission, Monica Ali's Brick Lane and Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundementalist. Pei-chen Liao examines how these writers represent the return of the repressed and the post-9/11 unhomely migrant experience. She argues that 9/11 is not only an American national trauma or a terrorist attack on the West, but that its aftermath also manifests the transnational and transcultural emotional transmission of terror and fear. She also discusses the diversity of the post-9/11 condition in terms of the ways that the writers think beyond 9/11 and treat the terrorist moment on 11 September as an exemplary incident that allows different temporalities and a range of personal, political, cultural, racial and gender issues to appear.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Pei-Chen Liao
Forlag
Nature Pub Group/Palgrave Macm
ISBN 9780230349681
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 22,2cm x 1,6cm
Vekt 346 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd