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Old Myths - Modern Empires

Power, Language and Identity in J.M. Coetzee's Work
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ISBN-13:
9783039102624
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
17.05.2005
Seiten:
314
Autor:
Michela Canepari-Labib
Gewicht:
443 g
Format:
224x147x22 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Contents: J. M. Coetzee's Production: Thematic, Linguistic and Structural Correspondences - The Denunciation of Western Metaphysics of Power: The Representation of the Natives - The Critique of Liberal Humanism - Replicas of Empire - Shadows of the Self: The Struggle for Recognition - The Search for Identity - Textual and Political Resistance: The Language of Silence - Deconstruction and the Politics of South Africa - Final Ambiguities.
This study gives substantial coverage and close critical attention to a wide range of Coetzee's published writings, in the attempt to situate his oeuvre within the framework of both postmodernist and postcolonial theory and criticism. In addition, it links the political and social aspects of Coetzee's work, its South African provenance and its often oblique engagement with contemporary issues, with formal questions regarding structure, rhetoric and narrative strategies as tackled in his novels. By approaching Coetzee's fiction from a variety of critical angles and taking into account both the transformations in the socio-political context of South Africa, and the recent changes in critical reception (exemplified by the Nobel Prize he was awarded in 2003) this book therefore offers a thorough assessment of the author's oeuvre.