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Travel and Dislocation in Contemporary American Fiction

Travel and Dislocation in Contemporary American Fiction (Paperback)

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This book offers a critical study and analysis of American fiction at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It focuses on novels that 'go outward' literally and metaphorically, and it concentrates on narratives that take place mainly away from the US's geographical borders. Varvogli draws on current theories of travel globalization and post-national studies, and proposes a dynamic model that will enable scholars to approach contemporary American fiction and assess recent changes and continuities. Concentrating on work by Philip Caputo, Dave Eggers, Norman Rush and Russell Banks, the book proposes that American literature's engagement with Africa has shifted and needs to be approached using new methodologies. Novels by Amy Tan, Garrison Keillor, Jonathan Safran Foer and Dave Eggers are examined in the context of travel and globalization, and works by Chang-rae Lee, Ethan Canin, Dinaw Mengestu and Jhumpa Lahiri are used as examples of the changing face of the American immigrant novel, and the changing meaning of national belonging.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: from c 1900 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 11/11/2013 ISBN-13: 9780415744140  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Aliki Varvogli is a lecturer in English at the University of Dundee. She has published books on Paul Auster and Annie Proulx, and several articles on contemporary American fiction. Her articles have appeared in The Journal of American Studies, Symbiosis, Atlantic Studies, Philip Roth Studies and other journals.

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