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Author Trousdale, Rachel

Title Nabokov, Rushdie, and the transnational imagination : novels of exile and alternate worlds / Rachel Trousdale

Publ Info New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
Edition First edition
 RWU Main Library  PN56.C683 T76 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 241 pages ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Alternate Worlds -- 2. Vladimir Nabokov's Invented Americas -- 3. Realism, Relativity, and Frames of Reference in Ada and Pale Fire -- 4. Cosmopolitanism and the Shiv Sena in Midnight's Children and The Moor's Last Sigh -- 5. Authority, Self, and Community in The Satanic Verses -- 6. What Actually Happens: Degrees of Reality in The Ground Beneath Her Feet
Note "This stimulating account of transnationalism proposes ways to resolve the tensions between postmodern and postcolonial interpretations of literary culture since 1950. Nabokov, Rushdie, and the Transnational Imagination makes a strong case for loosening the two hundred year old grip of nationalism on literary study and shows Nabokov and Rushdie's decisive relevance to this major, ongoing, scholarly conversation."--John Burt Foster, Jr., University Professor, George Mason University and editor of Recherche Litteraire/Literary Research
Nabokov, Rushdie, and the Transnational Imagination argues that exiled and migrant novelists create alternate worlds which teach their readers to construct new, nation-like communities. Taking Vladimir Nabokov and Salman Rushdie as model practitioners, this book shows how such writers are remaking national literary traditions. These playful, puzzle-filled texts transcend classification as postcolonial or postmodern; instead, they help identify and create a lineage of boundary-crossing, and test how far the real world can be changed by fiction. --Book Jacket
LC subject Cosmopolitanism in literature
Transnationalism in literature
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 -- Criticism and interpretation
Rushdie, Salman -- Criticism and interpretation
National characteristics in literature
Imagination in literature
ISBN 9780230102613 (alk. paper)
0230102611 (alk. paper)