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Author Brown, Nicholas, 1971-

Title Utopian generations : the political horizon of twentieth-century literature / Nicholas Brown
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2005]
©2005
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 235 pages)
Series Translation/transnation
Translation/transnation.
Contents Subjectivity. Ulysses : the modernist sublime ; Ambiguous adventure : authenticity's aftermath -- History. The good soldier and Parade's end : absolute nostalgia ; Arrow of God : the totalizing gaze -- Politics. The childermass : revolution and reaction ; Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Pepetela : revolution and retrenchment ; Conclusion : postmodernism as semiperipheral symptom
Summary Utopian Generations develops an interpretive matrix for understanding world literature--one that renders modernism and postcolonial African literature comprehensible in a single framework. African literature has commonly been seen as representationally naïve vis-à-vis modernism, and canonical modernism as reactionary vis-à-vis postcolonial literature. What brings these two bodies of work together, argues Nicholas Brown, is their disposition toward Utopia or "the horizon of a radical reconfiguration of social relations."--Publisher's description
Analysis African literature 20th century History and criticism
English literature 20th century History and criticism
JSTOR-DDA
Literature, Comparative African and English
Literature, Comparative English and African
Modernism (Literature) Africa
Modernism (Literature) Great Britain
Multi-User
Politics and literature Africa History 20th century
Politics and literature Great Britain History 20th century
Politics in literature
Utopias in literature
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-230) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Comparative literature -- African and English
Comparative literature -- English and African
English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Modernism (Literature) -- Africa.
Modernism (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Politics and literature -- Africa -- History -- 20th century.
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Politics in literature.
Utopias in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005043926
ISBN 0691122113 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1400826837 (electronic bk.)
9780691122113 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781400826834 (electronic bk.)