Atrocity and Amnesia: The Political Novel Since 1945

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What constitutes a political novel? In this sharply argued book Robert Boyers Demonstrates that the genre is very much alive and cites as evidence the works of writers such as Gunter Grass, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, and Milan Kundera. Boyers sees a political novel as an instrument for understanding the central experiences of our day-at its best an act of resistance to the comfortable association of actual conditions. He contends that they achieve their ends not with a soul-searching call to action but by quietly ...

Atrocity and Amnesia: The Political Novel Since 1945 1987, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195050820

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Atrocity and Amnesia: The Political Novel Since 1945 1985, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195036206

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