Narrating Violence, Constructing Collective Identities: 'To Witness These Wrongs Unspeakable'

Hardcover | January 15, 2009

byGiti Chandra

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A study of distinct forms of mass violence, the narratives each kind demands, and the collective identities constructed from and upon these, this book focuses around readings of popular and influential novels such as Toni Morrisons Beloved, Amy Tans The Joy Luck Club and Isabel Allendes The House of Spirits.

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A study of distinct forms of mass violence, the narratives each kind demands, and the collective identities constructed from and upon these, this book focuses around readings of popular and influential novels such as Toni Morrisons Beloved, Amy Tans The Joy Luck Club and Isabel Allendes The House of Spirits.

GITI CHANDRA teaches English Literature at St. Stephens College, Delhi University, India. Her Doctoral thesis is from Rutgers University, NJ, and she has been a Course Writer for the Indira Gandhi National Open University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 6.75 × 5.63 × 0.73 inPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230219624

ISBN - 13:9780230219625

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Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction: 'Non-Realism: The Once and Future Reality' Or 'Twice Abused Bodies and the Question of Agency'
The Mystery of Violence
'To Witness These Wrongs Unspeakable': The Metaphorical, the Material and the Violenced Body'
The Poison in the Womb: Dis/placing the Violenced Body in Toni Morrison's Beloved
Narrating Collectivity from Violence: The Case of Slavery and World War I in Toni Morrison's Beloved and Sula
The Voice and the Book: Collectivity, Orality and Novelistic Discourse
Immigration and Identity: The Case of Feudalism and the Second World War in Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior and Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club
'An Invisible Country, A True Chile': The Body of Evidence in Isabel Allende's House of Spirits
Bibliography
Index