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Posthumanism in The House of the Scorpion and The Lord of Opium

Donna R. White

in Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816696
eISBN:
9781496816733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816696.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In her The House of the Scorpion and The Lord of Opium, Nancy Farmer narrates the story of Matt, a clone created to extend the life of El Patrón, ruler of the autonomous country of Opium between the ... More


“I Hugged Myself”: First-Person Narration as an Agential Act in Octavia Butler’s “The Evening and the Morning and the Night”

Florian Bast

in Black Intersectionalities: A Critique for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319389
eISBN:
9781781380901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319389.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter gives an introduction to the complex interrelation of agency and first-person narration in the works of Octavia Butler by way of her short story “The Evening and the Morning and the ... More


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