Spaces of Fiction / Fictions of Space: Postcolonial Place and Literary DeiXis

Hardcover | January 15, 2010

byRussell West-pavlov

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Reading a wide range of well known postcolonial writers along with more recent authors, Spaces of Fiction / Fictions of Space implements a new theory of literary spatial marking derived from the linguistic theory of deixis, and made accessible via an analysis of Becketts 'semi-colonial' play Waiting for Godot.

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Reading a wide range of well known postcolonial writers along with more recent authors, Spaces of Fiction / Fictions of Space implements a new theory of literary spatial marking derived from the linguistic theory of deixis, and made accessible via an analysis of Becketts 'semi-colonial' play Waiting for Godot.

RUSSELL WEST-PAVLOV is Professor of Postcolonial Literatures at the Free University of Berlin, Germany.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.68 × 5.63 × 0.82 inPublished:January 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230237762

ISBN - 13:9780230237766

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Notes on Translations
Introduction: Deixis - Borges/Calvino
PART I: THE SPACES OF FICTION
Deixis and I - Beckett I
From Deictics to DeiXis - Beckett II
Narrative Space - Conrad I/Gide/Kristeva/Shklovsky
Anadiplosis - Conrad II/Dabydeen/Wolf
PART II: THE FICTIONS OF SPACE
Spatial Amnesia - Ondaatje/Desai
Imperial Deixis - Naipaul/Dunbar/Keats/Kipling/Csaire/Rhys/Roy/Rushdie
Self-Reflexive Deixis And The Aporias Of The Nation - Mcfarlane/Achebe/Ngugi
Critiques Of National Narratives - Davison/Fanon/Kourouma/Wicomb/Vassanji
Deixis And Loss - Muecke/Fatoba/Naipaul/Warner/Chamoiseau/Glissant
Deixis Rediscovered - Malouf/Forster/Ondaatje/Scott/Neidjie
Conclusion: 'here fix the tablet' - Field/Grenville
Bibliography
Index