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Novel and Europe : Imagining the Continent in Post-1945 Fiction (Hardcover)

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This book examines the ways in which fiction has addressed the continent since the Second World War. Drawing on novelists from Europe and elsewhere, the volume analyzes the literary response to seven dominant concerns (ideas of Europe, conflict, borders, empire, unification, migration, and marginalization), offering a ground-breaking study of how modern and contemporary writers have participated in the European debate. The sixteen essays view the chosen writers, not as representatives of national literatures, but as participants in transcontinental discussion that has occurred across borders, cultures, and languages. In doing so, the contributors raise questions about the forms of power operating across and radiating from Europe, challenging both the institutionalized divisions of the Cold War and the triumphalist narrative of continental unity currently being written in Brussels.

Number of Pages: 361
Genre: Literary Criticism
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Language: English
Street Date: October 5, 2016
TCIN: 51544919
UPC: 9781137526267
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-2680
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