Prose of the World

Prose of the World

Modernism and the Banality of Empire

eBook - 2013
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Everyday life in the far outposts of empire can be static, empty of the excitement of progress. A pervading sense of banality and boredom are, therefore, common elements of the daily experience for people living on the colonial periphery. Saikat Majumdar suggests that this impoverished affective experience of colonial modernity significantly shapes the innovative aesthetics of modernist fiction. Prose of the World explores the global life of this narrative aesthetic, from late-colonial modernism to the present day, focusing on a writer each from Ireland (James Joyce), New Ze.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2013
ISBN: 9781306834612
Characteristics: 1 online resource (232 pages)


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