Disability and Modern Fiction: Faulkner, Morrison, Coetzee and the Nobel Prize for Literature

Hardcover | November 11, 2011

byA. Hall

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Focusing on Faulkner, Morrison and Coetzee as authors, critics and Nobel Prize-winning intellectuals, this book explores shifting representations of disability in 20th and 21st century literature and proposes new ways of reading their works in relation to one another, whilst highlighting the ethical, aesthetic and imaginative challenges they pose.

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Focusing on Faulkner, Morrison and Coetzee as authors, critics and Nobel Prize-winning intellectuals, this book explores shifting representations of disability in 20th and 21st century literature and proposes new ways of reading their works in relation to one another, whilst highlighting the ethical, aesthetic and imaginative challenge...

ALICE HALL has recently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Nottingham, UK. She holds an MPhil in Criticism and Culture and a PhD in Contemporary Literature from the University of Cambridge, UK. Alice currently teaches Twentieth Century Literature and Practical Criticism to un...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.02 inPublished:November 11, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230292097

ISBN - 13:9780230292093

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Disability and Modern Fiction: Charting New Territory
Tales Told by an Idiot: Disability and Sensory Perception in William Faulkner's Fiction and Criticism
Foreign Bodies: Disability and Beauty in the Work of Toni Morrison
Dialectics of Dependency: Aging and Disability in J.M.Coetzee's Later Writing
Disability as Metaphor: The Nobel Prize Lectures of Faulkner, Morrison and Coetzee
Conclusion: 'You Can't Just Fly on off and Leave a Body'
Notes
Bibliography
Index




Editorial Reviews

'This book is one of the best literary critical accounts I have read in a long time. Hall writes with great clarity and addresses the complexity of 'disability' in a highly intelligent and nuanced manner. Her insights into the representation of disability in the fiction of Faulkner, Morrison and Coetzee are first rate.' - Associate Professor in Health Language and Communication,University of Nottingham, UK