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Diasporas of the mind : Jewish and postcolonial writing and the nightmare of history / Bryan Cheyette.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: PN842 .C49 2013

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    "Throws new light on a wide range of modern and contemporary writers - some at the heart of the canon, others more marginal - to explore the power and limitations of the diasporic imagination after the Second World War. Moving from early responses to the death camps and decolonisation, through internationally prominent literature after the Second World War, the book culminates in fresh engagements with contemporary Jewish, post-ethnic and postcolonial writers. Cheyette regards many of the 20th- and 21st-century luminaries he examines - among them Hannah Arendt, Anita Desai, Frantz Fanon, Albert Memmi, Primo Levi, Caryl Phillips, Philip Roth, Salman Rushdie, Edward Said, Zadie Smith and Muriel Spark - as critical exemplars of the diasporic imagination. Against the discrete disciplinary thinking of the academy, he elaborates and argues for a new comparative approach across Jewish and postcolonial histories and literatures."--Provided by publisher
    Variant Title
    Jewish and postcolonial writing and the nightmare of history
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Cheyette, Bryan.
    Published
    New Haven : Yale University Press, c2013
    Contents
    Diasporas of the mind
    Diaspora and colonialism : Frantz Fanon, Albert Memmi and the cosmopolitan Jew
    Diaspora and the Holocaust : Primo Levi, Jean Amery and the art of returning the blow
    Diaspora, 'race' and redemption : Muriel Spark and the trauma of Africa
    The American diaspora: Philip Roth and the national turn
    Diaspora and postcolonialism: Salman Rushdie and the Jews
    Diaspora and postethnicity.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (p. [282]-295) and index.
    Diasporas of the mind -- Diaspora and colonialism : Frantz Fanon, Albert Memmi and the cosmopolitan Jew -- Diaspora and the Holocaust : Primo Levi, Jean Amery and the art of returning the blow -- Diaspora, 'race' and redemption : Muriel Spark and the trauma of Africa -- The American diaspora: Philip Roth and the national turn -- Diaspora and postcolonialism: Salman Rushdie and the Jews -- Diaspora and postethnicity.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9780300093186
    0300093187
    Physical Description
    xiv, 306 p. ; 24 cm.

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