The cosmopolitan novel

Schoene, Berthold (2009) The cosmopolitan novel. UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 9780748640034

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While traditionally the novel has been seen as tracking the development of the nation state, Schoene queries if globalisation might currently be prompting the emergence of a new sub-genre of the novel that is adept at imagining global community. The book introduces a new generation of contemporary British writers (Rachel Cusk, Kiran Desai, Hari Kunzru, Jon McGregor and David Mitchell) whose work is read against that of established novelists Arundhati Roy, James Kelman and Ian McEwan. Each chapter explores a different theoretical key concept, including 'glocality', 'glomicity', 'tour du monde', 'connectivity' and 'compearance'.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Citation: Schoene, B. The cosmopolitan novel. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2009.
Divisions: Legacy Research Institutes > English Research Institute > English Research Institute (ERI) Research
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2010 13:20
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 01:19

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