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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Len Platt; Sara Upstone
|Description:||xi, 301 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Part 1. Postmodern problematics. Critical histories : postcolonialism, postmodernism and race / Bill Ashcroft ; Race and the crisis of the postmodern social novel / Madhu Dubey ; Worlded localisms : cosmopolitics writ small / David James --
Part 2. Race and performativity. X-ray detectives : Ishmael Reed, Clarence Major and black postmodern detective fiction / Bran Nicol ; Performing identity : intertextuality, race and difference in the South Asian novel in English / Peter Morey ; Performing race in Caryl Phillips's Dancing in the Dark / Abigail Ward ; Appropriate appropriation? : Ishmael Reed's hoodoo and Flannery O'Connor's artificial negroes / John N. Duvall --
Part 3. Nations and belonging. 'How Scottish I am' : Alasdair Gray, race and neo-nationalism / Len Platt ; 'Justabit-racist' : Dubravka Ugrešić, cosmopolitanism and the post-Yugoslav condition / Vedrana Velickovic ; Postmodern prose and the discourse of the 'cultural Jew' : the cases of Mailer and Foer / David Witzling ; Race, comedy and tourism : the hideous embarrassments of Will Self's The butt / David Punter --
Part 4. Revising metanarratives. White male nostalgia in Don DeLillo's Underworld / Tim Engles ; Postmodern revisions of Englishness : Rushdie, Barnes, Ballard / Nick Bentley ; The whiteness of David Foster Wallace / Samuel Cohen --
Part 5. Postracial futures?. After the first decade : revisiting the work of Zadie Smith / Philip Tew ; Racial neoliberalism and whiteness in Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow / Sue J. Kim ; 'Some kind of black' : black British historiographic metafictions and the postmodern politics of race / Sara Upstone.
|Responsibility:||edited by Len Platt, Goldsmith's College ; Sara Upstone, Kingston University.|
With essays on a range of contemporary writers, this book makes an important contribution to our understanding of the politics and aesthetics of contemporary writing.
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