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The Political Novel - Re-Imagining the 20th Century (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R1,504 Discovery Miles 15 040
The Political Novel - Re-Imagining the 20th Century (Hardcover, New): Stuart A Scheingold
The Political Novel - Re-Imagining the 20th Century (Hardcover, New): Stuart A Scheingold

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The Political Novel - Re-Imagining the 20th Century (Hardcover, New)

Stuart A Scheingold

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This title reveals how novels of political estrangement have drawn on cultural narratives to capture the zeitgeist of the 20th Century and the disillusionment of modernism. Scholars from a variety of academic disciplines have been drawn into exhaustive analyses of what went wrong in 'the terrible 20th Century', as Winston Churchill dubbed it. In this book, Scheingold adds political novels to those inquiries and argues that they make a distinctive and hitherto neglected contribution to the collective memory of the 20th Century. These fictional accounts are the work of some of the century's most celebrated novelists: Kafka, Heller, Boll, Grass, Vonnegut and others. As refracted through the literary imagination, the 'terrible' 20th Century takes on new meaning - meaning that tends to elude historians and social scientists. Novelists peer into the shattered lives, the moral dilemmas, and the emotional chaos of the century - thus viewing a collective catastrophe through the everyday lives of victims, victimizers, temporizers, opportunists, true believers, and those who simply averted their eyes. In so doing, these novelists reveal, sometimes prophetically, the etiology of catastrophe, and both deepen our memory of the past and help us think more clearly about the future.

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Imprint: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: October 2011
Authors: Stuart A Scheingold
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-1-4411-4807-0
Barcode: 9781441148070
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > From 1900
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LSN: 1-4411-4807-8

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