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The Resource Seaing through the past : postmodern histories and the maritime metaphor in contemporary Anglophone fiction, Joanna Rostek

Seaing through the past : postmodern histories and the maritime metaphor in contemporary Anglophone fiction, Joanna Rostek

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Seaing through the past : postmodern histories and the maritime metaphor in contemporary Anglophone fiction
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Seaing through the past
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postmodern histories and the maritime metaphor in contemporary Anglophone fiction
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Joanna Rostek
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Language
eng
Summary
"From Daniel Defoe to Joseph Conrad, from Virginia Woolf to Derek Walcott, the sea has always been an inspiring setting and a powerful symbol for generations of British and Anglophone writers. Seaing through the Past is the first study to explicitly address the enduring relevance of the maritime metaphor in contemporary Anglophone fiction through in-depth readings of fourteen influential and acclaimed novels published in the course of the last three decades. The book trenchantly argues that in contemporary fiction, maritime imagery gives expression to postmodernism's troubled relationship with historical knowledge, as theorised by Hayden White, Linda Hutcheon, and others. The texts in question are interpreted against the backdrop of four aspects of metahistorical problematisation. Thus, among others, Iris Murdoch's The Sea, the Sea (1978) is read in the context of auto/biographical writing, John Banville's The Sea (2005) as a narrative of personal trauma, Julian Barnes's A History of the World in 10 Chapters (1989) as investigating the connection between discourses of origin and the politics of power, and Fred D'Aguiar's Feeding the Ghosts (1997) as opening up a postcolonial perspective on the sea and history. Persuasive and topical, Seaing through the Past offers a compelling guide to the literary oceans of today"--Back cover
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809/.9332162
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.S4
LC item number
R67 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Postmodern studies,
Series volume
47
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Seaing through the past : postmodern histories and the maritime metaphor in contemporary Anglophone fiction, Joanna Rostek
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-358) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9789401200790
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(e-book)
Lccn
2011456744
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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(OCoLC)ocn781513352
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Seaing through the past : postmodern histories and the maritime metaphor in contemporary Anglophone fiction, Joanna Rostek
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9789401200790
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2011456744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn781513352

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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