Metaphor and Diaspora in Contemporary Writing by J. SellMetaphor and Diaspora in Contemporary Writing by J. Sell

Metaphor and Diaspora in Contemporary Writing

EditorJ. Sell

Hardcover | January 6, 2012

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Choose ten major contemporary diasporic writers (from Abdulrazak to Zadie), ask ten leading authorities to write about their use of metaphor, and this is the result: a timely reassertion of metaphor's unrivalled capacity to encompass sameness and difference and create understanding and empathy across boundaries of nationality, race and ethnicity.
ISABEL CARRERA SUÁREZ Professor in English, University of Oviedo, Spain STEF CRAPS BOF-ZAP Research Professor in English Literature, Ghent University, Belgium ADRIANO ELIA Senior Lecturer in English, University of Rome 'Roma Tre', Italy ENRIQUE GALVÁN-ÁLVAREZ Doctoral Candidate, University of Alcalá, Spain FELICITY HAND Senior Lecturer...
Title:Metaphor and Diaspora in Contemporary WritingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pagesPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230314228

ISBN - 13:9780230314221


Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Notes on contributors Introduction: Metaphor and Diaspora  Tropes of Diasporic Life in the Work of Nadeem Aslam  Becoming Foreign: Tropes of Migrant Identity in Three Novels by Abdulrazak Gurnah  'My split self and my split world': Troping Identity in Mohsin Hamid's Fiction  'Beige outlaws': Hanif Kureishi, Miscegenation and Diasporic Experience  Metaphors of Belonging in Andrea Levy's Small Island  Ancestry, Uncertainty and Dislocation in V. S. Naipaul's Half a Life  Jewish/Postcolonial Diasporas in the Work of Caryl Phillips  Metaphors of the Secular in the Fiction of Salman Rushdie  White Teeth's Embodied Metaphors: the Moribund and the Living Orpheus in the Alpujarras: Metaphors of Arrival in Chris Stewart's Driving Over Lemons References

Editorial Reviews

'A lively, varied and contentious contribution to the field' - James Procter, Reader in Modern Englishand Postcolonial Literature, University of Newcastle, UK