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Developing Fictions: Amos Tutuola at Faber and Faber

Peter J. Kalliney

in Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture and the Emergence of Postcolonial Aesthetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199977970
eISBN:
9780199346189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977970.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Five assesses the impact of development discourse on the literary institutions of the period. At midcentury, the idea of economic development was crucial for managing the transition from ... More


Defining Peripheral Modernism

in How Strange the Change: Language, Temporality, and Narrative Form in Peripheral Modernisms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774765
eISBN:
9780804782555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774765.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The aspects of life transformed through modernization can be summarized in terms identified by Michel de Certeau, whose “supersessionist” model for modernity reflects a transition from orality to ... More


This is not sarcasm believe me yours sincerely: James Kelman, Ken Saro-Wiwa and Amos Tutuola

Iain Lambert

in Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637744
eISBN:
9780748652143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637744.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes the parallels between James Kelman's Translated Accounts and Ken Saro-Wiwa's Sozaboy in particular, although any reference to Saro-Wiwa's book also refers to Amos Tutuola's The ... More


One Tale, Two Tellers

in How Strange the Change: Language, Temporality, and Narrative Form in Peripheral Modernisms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774765
eISBN:
9780804782555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774765.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines the structural and thematic similarity between Reb Nakhman's mayse aleph (“Tale the First”) and the “Complete Gentleman” episode from Amos Tutuola's The Palm-Wine Drinkard. ... More


Introduction: Apples and Oranges: On Comparing Yiddish and African Literatures

in How Strange the Change: Language, Temporality, and Narrative Form in Peripheral Modernisms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774765
eISBN:
9780804782555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774765.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores the paradoxical centrality of peripheral literatures to a theory of global modernism, taking the “minor” literary theory of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari as a point of ... More


Haskole and Negritude Compared

in How Strange the Change: Language, Temporality, and Narrative Form in Peripheral Modernisms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774765
eISBN:
9780804782555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774765.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter compares haskole and negritude, two philosophical movements that seek modernization without assimilation to the modern hegemony. Haskole attempts to Judaize the Enlightenment, a ... More


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