Narratives of the European border [Elektronisk resurs] : A history of nowhere / Richard Robinson.
Robinson, Richard. (författare)
- Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
- Engelska 208 p.
Serie: Language, discourse, society
- Relaterad länk:
http://dx.doi.org/10... (Table of Contents / Abstracts)
- Acknowledgements An Introduction to European Nowheres Place-in-Space/Space-in-Place: Theories of the Border From Border to Front: Italo Svevo's La coscienza di Zeno Recreating Habsburg Borders: The Later Fiction of Joseph Roth 'The earth is what is not us': Yugoslavia in Rebecca West's Black Lamb and Grey Falcon Buckley in a General Russia: Finnegans Wake and Political Space Nowhere, in Particular: Kazuo Ishiguro's The Unconsoled and Central Europe Notes References Appendix: maps Index.
- Richard Robinson examines the representation of shifting European borders in twentieth-century narrative, drawing together an unusual grouping of texts from different national canons and comparing the various ways that fictional settings transmute European placelessness into narrative. -- Narratives of the European Border: A History of Nowhere is an extended study of shifting European borders in twentieth-century literature. A work of literary geography, the book negotiates theories of place and space before studying texts - by Italo Svevo, Joseph Roth, Rebecca West, James Joyce and Kazuo Ishiguro - drawn from a variety of national canons. Comparing how interstitial spaces have been transmuted into fictional settings, Richard Robinson argues that 'Nowhere' is a political territory which has assumed an aesthetic form. In Central and Eastern Europe, where empire and nation have frequently been in conflict, the border condition is not anomalous but commonplace: Narratives of the European Border is in part an investigation into the practices of colonial occupation and national self-determination. Although it mainly concentrates on the radical border transformations of the interwar period, the book also considers more recent responses to the Cold War map.
- 'Richard Robinson's study of shifting European borders in twentieth-century literature offers a refreshingly new take on how fictional texts negotiate and transmute imaginatively a sense of locality - of geographical and temporal emplacement...This study is important for all those who read books not merely to confirm their theoretical models of preference, but also to delve into fiction's own signifying borderzones.' - Cristina Sandru, English.
- Literature, Modern -- History and criticism -- 20th century. (LCSH)
- European fiction -- History and criticism -- 20th century. (LCSH)
- European literature -- History and criticism -- 20th century. (LCSH)
- Setting (Literature). (LCSH)
- Boundaries in literature. (LCSH)
- Literary studies: from c 1900 - -- English -- Europe. (bicssc)
- Cultural studies -- English -- Europe. (bicssc)
- Political geography -- English -- Europe. (bicssc)
- Literature. (eflch)
- Europe -- In literature. (LCSH)
- DSBH (ämneskategori)
- JFC (ämneskategori)
- RGCP (ämneskategori)
- LIT (ämneskategori)
- 809.894 (DDC)
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