The Grammar of Identity
Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary
By (author) Stephen Clingman
Normal Price: $178.95
Your Price: $161.06 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $17.89! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $8.05 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Grammar of Identity by Stephen Clingman
Book DescriptionIn our current world, questions of the transnational, location, land, and identity confront us with a particular insistence. The Grammar of Identity is a lively and wide-ranging study of twentieth-century fiction that examines how writers across nearly a hundred years have confronted these issues. Circumventing the divisions of conventional categories, the book examines writers from both the colonial and postcolonial, the modern and postmodern eras, putting together writers who might not normally inhabit the same critical space: Joseph Conrad, Caryl Phillips, Salman Rushdie, Charlotte Bronte, Jean Rhys, Anne Michaels, W. G. Sebald, Nadine Gordimer, and J. M. Coetzee. In this guise, the book itself becomes a journey of discovery, exploring the transnational not so much as a literal crossing of boundaries but as a way of being and seeing. In fictional terms this also means that it concerns a set of related forms: ways of approaching time and space; constructions of the self by way of combination and constellation; versions of navigation that at once have to do with the foundations of language as well as our pathways through the world. From Conrad's waterways of the earth, to Sebald's endless horizons of connection and accountability, to Gordimer's and Coetzee's meditations on the key sites of village, Empire, and desert, the book recovers the centrality of fiction to our understanding of the world. At the heart of it all is the grammar of identity, how we assemble and undertake our versions of self at the core of our forms of being and seeing.
Buy Grammar of Identity book by Stephen Clingman from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780199278497
(223mm x 147mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Stephen Clingman
Novels of Nadine Gordimer, Hardback (May 1993)» View all books by Stephen Clingman
A examination of how deeply the fiction of Nadine Gordimer has responded to the history of South Africa over the past 40 years. Major periods and events are covered, from the triumph of the National Party in 1948 to the Soweto revolt of 1976 and beyond.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Grammar of Identity book by Stephen Clingman and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Stephen Clingman
Stephen Clingman is Professor of English and Director of the Interdisciplinary Seminar in the Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His first book was The Novels Of Nadine Gordimer: History From The Inside, and his edited collection of essays by Nadine Gordimer, The Essential Gesture: Writing, Politics And Places, published by Jonathan Cape and Knopf, has been translated into a number of languages. He is widely regarded as one of the leading critics of Gordimer's work, and has published numbers of articles on South African fiction, as well as on contemporary writers such as Caryl Phillips. Clingman has also ventured into non-fiction: his Bram Fischer: Afrikaner Revolutionary, a biography of the white Afrikaner who led Nelson Mandela's legal defence at the Rivonia Trial, won the 1999 Sunday Times Alan Paton Award, South Africa's premier prize for non-fiction.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.