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The long space; transnationalism and postcolonial form.


The long space; transnationalism and postcolonial form.

Hitchcock, Peter.

Stanford U. Press


295 pages



Cultural memory in the present


Hitchcock (English, film studies, and women's studies; City U. of New York-Graduate Center and Baruch College) looks at the extended narratives--trilogies and tetrologies--by Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Wilson Harris, Nuruddin Farah, and Assia Djebar. They display an understanding of narration, a logic of form that diverges from postcolonial world literature, world republic of letters, or normative transnationalism, he argues. In addition to the title chapter, he discusses the language of form, the extopy of place, meanwhile on Buru, and this quartet which is not one.

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Date:May 1, 2010
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