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Author Durrant, Sam, 1970-

Title Postcolonial narrative and the work of mourning : J.M. Coetzee, Wilson Harris, and Toni Morrison / Sam Durrant
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (ix, 142 pages)
Series SUNY series, explorations in postcolonial studies
SUNY series, explorations in postcolonial studies.
Contents Specters of colonialism -- Speechless before Apartheid: J.M. Coetzee's inconsolable works of mourning -- Rites of communion: Wilson Harris's hosting of history -- Keeping it in the family: passing on racial memory in the novels of Toni Morrison -- Some kind of community
Summary "Sam Durrant's book compares the ways in which the novels of J.M. Coetzee, Wilson Harris, and Toni Morrison memorialize the traumatic histories of racial oppression that continue to haunt our postcolonial era. The works examined bear witness to the colonialization of the New World, U.S. slavery, and South African apartheid, histories founded on a violent denial of the humanity of the other that had traumatic consequences for both perpetrators and victims. Working at the borders of psychoanalysis and deconstruction, and drawing inspiration from recent work on the Holocaust, Durrant rethinks Freud's opposition between mourning and melancholia at the level of the collective and rearticulates the postcolonial project and an inconsolable labor of remembrance."--Jacket
Notes Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Queen's University, Ontario
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-137) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Coetzee, J. M., 1940- -- Criticism and interpretation
Morrison, Toni -- Criticism and interpretation
Harris, Wilson -- Criticism and interpretation
SUBJECT Morrison, Toni 1931-2019 -- Crítica e interpretación embne
Coetzee, J. M., 1940- fast
Harris, Wilson fast
Morrison, Toni fast
Morrison, Toni. swd
Coetzee, John M. swd
Harris, Wilson. swd
Subject Narration (Rhetoric) -- History -- 20th century
African Americans in literature.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Apartheid in literature.
Slavery in literature.
Black people in literature
Grief in literature.
Narration (Rhetoric)
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
African Americans in literature
Apartheid in literature
Black people in literature
Grief in literature
Narration (Rhetoric)
Postcolonialism in literature
Slavery in literature
Postkoloniale Literatur
Rassenkonflikt Motiv
Trauma Motiv
SUBJECT South Africa -- In literature
Guyana -- In literature
Subject Guyana
South Africa
Genre/Form History
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1423739329