Utopian Generations: The Political Horizon of Twentieth Century Literature

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Utopian Generations develops a powerful interpretive matrix for understanding world literature--one that renders modernism and postcolonial African literature comprehensible in a single framework, within which neither will ever look the same. African literature has commonly been seen as representationally naive vis-a-vis modernism, and canonical modernism as reactionary vis-a-vis postcolonial literature. What brings these two bodies of work together, argues Nicholas Brown, is their disposition toward Utopia or "the horizon ...

Utopian Generations: The Political Horizon of Twentieth Century Literature 2005, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691122120

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Utopian Generations: The Political Horizon of Twentieth-Century Literature 2005, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

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