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Community in Twentieth-Century Fiction free pdf 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.

About Paula Martin Salvan

Paula Martin Salvan is Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Cordoba, Spain. Previous publications include research on Modernist and Postmodernist authors such as Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon, William Gaddis, Robert Coover, Cormac McCarthy, J.M. Coetzee, Joseph Conrad and Graham Greene. Gerardo Rodriguez Salas is Senior Lecturer of English at the University of Granada, Spain. Previous publications include work on literary theory and twentieth-century women's fiction (Zora Neale Hurston, Gertrude Stein, Janet Frame, Angela Carter, Carmel Bird). He is also the author of three books on Katherine Mansfield. Julian Jimenez Heffernan is Professor of English Literature at the University of Cordoba, Spain. Research interests include amongst others narrative discourse, comparative literature, deconstruction and political theory. Recent publications include articles on theory and narrative.

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Author : Paula Martin Salvan
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 09 July 2013
ISBN : 1137282835
EAN : 9781137282835
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 296 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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