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Interchapter: Cross‐ethnic Jewishness in Asian American and Other Contemporary Fiction

Caroline Rody

in The Interethnic Imaginiation: Roots and Passages in Contemporary Asian American Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377361
eISBN:
9780199869558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377361.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This interchapter continues some of the preoccupations of the Gish Jen chapter by questioning the meaning of the cross‐ethnic interest in Jewishness, and the intersection of Chineseness and ... More


Root Canals: Zadie Smith’s Scales of Injustice

Aarthi Vadde

in Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180245
eISBN:
9780231542562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180245.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter follows Zadie Smith’s “root canals,” a metaphor and a narrative form she developed in her first novel White Teeth (2000), to describe the transnational historical networks obscured by ... More


Conclusion: Diaspora and Postethnicity

Bryan Cheyette

in Diasporas of the Mind: Jewish and Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300093186
eISBN:
9780300199376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300093186.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers the work of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Anita Desai, and Zadie Smith. The discussion includes how Prawer Jhabvala’s sense of nothingness is the starting point for Diasporas of the ... More


Twenty-First-Century Excess: Levels of Narration in Contemporary Fiction

Ben Masters

in Novel Style: Ethics and Excess in English Fiction since the 1960s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198766148
eISBN:
9780191820731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766148.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

This chapter evaluates the legacy of Burgess, Carter, and Amis by examining the work of a new generation of excessive English stylists, including Zadie Smith, Nicola Barker, and David Mitchell. It ... More


Conclusion

in Race and Antiracism in Black British and British Asian Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314827
eISBN:
9781846316258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316258.018
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book has explored how antiracism has shaped the form and content of both political debate and individual minority identities in contemporary Britain by analysing ten contemporary novels by black ... More


Conclusion: The Perspective of the Present

Kevin Brazil

in Art, History, and Postwar Fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824459
eISBN:
9780191863240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824459.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In conclusion, this short chapter surveys the ways in which the novelists discussed in this book have become reference points for contemporary debates about the legacy of modernism and ... More


Novel Style: Ethics and Excess in English Fiction since the 1960s

Ben Masters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198766148
eISBN:
9780191820731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766148.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Re-examining elaborate English stylists from the post-war period to the present day (including Anthony Burgess, Angela Carter, Martin Amis, Zadie Smith, Nicola Barker, and David Mitchell) through a ... More


Conclusion

Adam Guy

in The nouveau roman and Writing in Britain After Modernism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198850007
eISBN:
9780191884467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850007.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The conclusion opens by giving two final, but contrasting examples of novelists of the 1960s–70s who register the impact of the nouveau roman: Gabriel Josipovici and Ann Quin. The power of the ... More


Black British and British Asian Fiction

Peter Morey

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 7: British and Irish Fiction Since 1940

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198749394
eISBN:
9780191869754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749394.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter explores some issues in black British and British Asian fiction since the 1980s. It shows certain key characteristics of the white British apprehension of those non-white imperial ... More


Epilogue: Modernist Afterlives: J. G. Ballard’s “Handful Of Dust”

Ashley Maher

in Reconstructing Modernism: British Literature, Modern Architecture, and the State

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198816485
eISBN:
9780191853708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816485.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

While J.G. Ballard has been treated as a leading postmodernist, his dystopian fiction can best be understood in the mid-century architectural context of Huxley’s and Orwell’s pioneering narratives. ... More


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