Telling Stories

Telling Stories

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The present volume is a highly comprehensive assessment of the postcolonial short story since the thirty-six contributions cover most geographical areas concerned. Another important feature is that it deals not only with exclusive practitioners of the genre (Mansfield, Munro), but also with well-known novelists (Achebe, Armah, Atwood, Carey, Rushdie), so that stimulating comparisons are suggested between shorter and longer works by the same authors. In addition, the volume is of interest for the study of aspects of orality (dialect, dance rhythms, circularity and trickster figure for instance) and of the more or less conflictual relationships between the individual (character or implied author) and the community.Furthermore, the marginalized status of women emerges as another major theme, both as regards the past for white women settlers, or the present for urbanized characters, primarily in Africa and India. The reader will also have the rare pleasure of discovering Janice Kulik Keefer's a€œFox, a€ her version of what she calls in her commentary a€œdisplaced autobiography'a€ or a€œcreative non-fiction.a€ Lastly, an extensive bibliography on the postcolonial short story opens up further possibilities for research.The present volume is a highly comprehensive assessment of the postcolonial short story since the thirty-six contributions cover most geographical areas concerned.


Title:Telling Stories
Author: André Viola, Jean-Pierre Durix
Publisher:Rodopi - 2001-01-01
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