Metaphor and Diaspora in Contemporary Writing

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

EditorJonathan P.A. Sell

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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.

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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...

JONATHAN P. A. SELL lectures in the Department of Modern Philology of the University of Alcalá, Spain. He is author of Rhetoric and Wonder in English Renaissance Travel Writing, 1560-1613 (Ashgate 2006), Allusion, Identity and Community in Recent British Writing (Universidad de Alcalá, 2011) and Conocer a Shakespeare (Ediciones del La...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.68 × 5.71 × 0.8 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230314228

ISBN - 13:9780230314221

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