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Published: 01 March 2009

288 Pages

ISBN: 9780199278497

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The Grammar of Identity

Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary

Stephen Clingman

  • An engaging study of major writers, written with clarity, energy, and adventure
  • Explores key works by Joseph Conrad, Caryl Phillips, Salman Rushdie, Jean Rhys, Anne Michaels, W. G. Sebald, Nadine Gordimer, and J. M. Coetzee
  • The first book to explore the notion of a "grammar of identity" in fiction
  • Revises the notion of the transnational and goes beyond binary categories of the colonial/postcolonial, modern/postmodern