The Fiction of Chinua Achebe
By (author) Jago Morrison
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Fiction of Chinua Achebe by Jago Morrison
Book DescriptionSince the emergence of Things Fall Apart in 1958, Chinua Achebe has come to be regarded by many as the 'Godfather' of modern African writing. Over 150 full length studies of his work have been published, together with many hundreds of scholarly articles. This Reader's Guide enables students to navigate the rich and bewildering field of Achebe criticism, setting out the key areas of critical debate, the most influential alternative approaches to his work and the controversies that have so often surrounded it. The Guide examines Achebe's key novels - with the main focus on Things Fall Apart - and also discusses his less well-known short fiction. Including discussion of important Nigerian scholarship that is often inaccessible, this is an invaluable introduction to the work of one of Africa's most important and popular writers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403986719
(222mm x 144mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 21-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jago Morrison
Chinua Achebe, Hardback (October 2014)
A major new study of Africa's most important writer, offering a comprehensive reassessment of Achebe's work as a novelist, broadcaster and political thinker
Post-War British Literature Handbook, Paperback (December 2009)
Presents an accessible and comprehensive introduction to literature and culture in post-war Britain. This title includes: introductions to authors, texts and contexts; guides to key critics, concepts and topics; an overview of major critical approaches; case studies in reading primary and secondary texts; and a glossary of critical terms.
Fiction of Chinua Achebe, Paperback (August 2007)
Chinua Achebe has an unchallenged reputation as the 'Godfather' of modern African writing. This Guide examines his key novels and enables students to navigate the field of Achebe criticism, setting out the key areas of critical debate, the most influential alternative approaches to his work and the controversies that have so often surrounded it.
Scandalous Fictions, Hardback (October 2006)» View all books by Jago Morrison
Riven by world wars and cold wars, atrocities and genocides, the twentieth century was also one of sexual, cultural and ideological revolutions, each inscribed across the fictions it produced. This volume re-examines the twentieth-century novel as a form shaped by its problematic, often scandalous relation to the public sphere.
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Author Biography - Jago Morrison
JAGO MORRISON is Head of English at the University of Chichester, UK. He has published widely on post-war fiction in English, and is the author of Contemporary Fiction (Routledge, 2003) and co-editor of Scandalous Fictions: The Twentieth-Century Novel in the Public Sphere (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).
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