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The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary

Stephen Clingman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278497
eISBN:
9780191706981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278497.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The book proceeds from a central contemporary paradox. Never before have we been confronted by such dizzying forms of multiplicity, while at the same time facing still powerful appeals to singularity ... More


Village, Empire, Desert

Stephen Clingman

in The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278497
eISBN:
9780191706981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278497.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

South Africa under apartheid presented some of the issues of this book in concentrated form: whether it was possible to construct an alternative grammar of identity; whether a closed system could be ... More


Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place

Rita Barnard

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112863
eISBN:
9780199851058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112863.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book contributes to the study of South African literature, offering readings of writers such as Coetzee, Gordimer, Fugard, Tlali, and Mda. Focusing on the relationship between place, ... More


Leaving the House of the White Race

Rita Barnard

in Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112863
eISBN:
9780199851058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112863.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Compared to the experimental and meta-fictional writing of her compatriots J. M. Coetzee and Ivan Vladislavic, Nadine Gordimer's novels may seem realist—more so than they actually are. There are ... More


Of Trespassers and Trash

Rita Barnard

in Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112863
eISBN:
9780199851058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112863.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Of all South African novels, Nadine Gordimer's The Conservationist is the most deeply rooted in the nation's master narrative about land: a stirring, half-myth story of colonial dispossession and ... More


A Man's Scenery

Rita Barnard

in Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112863
eISBN:
9780199851058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112863.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Lars Engle's essay “The Novel without the Police” categorizes the work of J. M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, and Athol Fugard according to Raymond Williams' usual triad of the dominant, emergent, and ... More


Transcontinental Welty: Teaching Welty with South African Writers Nadine Gordimer and Sindiwe Magona

Pearl Amelia McHaney

in Teaching the Works of Eudora Welty: Twenty-First-Century Approaches

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814531
eISBN:
9781496814579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814531.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Transnational reading pushes us into the less familiar, less stable ground and makes us alert to how we are similar rather than how we are different. Eudora Welty’s fiction when read intertextually ... More


1956: Genres of Johannesburg

Loren Kruger

in Imagining the Edgy City: Writing, Performing, and Building Johannesburg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199321902
eISBN:
9780199369270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199321902.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Drama, World Literature

Johannesburg’s seventieth year witnessed the contrast of Uxolo, Todd Matshikiza’s cantata for peace, with the Treason Trials of Nelson Mandela and his ANC associates. It saw political and economic ... More


Fiction: Laughing at Livingstone?

Justin D. Livingstone

in Livingstone's ‘Lives’: A metabiography of a Victorian icon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719095320
eISBN:
9781781707951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095320.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The sixth chapter examines the ways in which Livingstone has been represented in creative literature. While this has hitherto been almost universally ignored, such fictional portrayals constitute a ... More


Introduction: No Time Like the Present

Andrew van der Vlies

in Present Imperfect: Contemporary South African Writing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198793762
eISBN:
9780191835551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793762.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, World Literature

For many South Africans, the present state of the nation is not the future imagined during the anti-apartheid struggle: that time is no time like this present. This chapter uses Nadine Gordimer’s ... More


Locating Gordimer: Modernism, Postcolonialism, Realism

Rita Barnard

in Modernism, Postcolonialism, and Globalism: Anglophone Literature, 1950 to the Present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199980963
eISBN:
9780190910846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199980963.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Nadine Gordimer’s postcolonialism in relation to modernism, realism, and the writings of J. M. Coetzee. Especially significant in this context is the “unrepresentability” of the ... More


‘Wisselbare Woorde’: J. M. Coetzee and Postcolonial Philosophy

Carrol Clarkson

in Beyond the Ancient Quarrel: Literature, Philosophy, and J.M. Coetzee

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198805281
eISBN:
9780191852381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805281.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Carrol Clarkson’s chapter wrestles with the contentious question of Coetzee’s relation to the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa of the 1970s and early 1980s, which took its philosophical ... More


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