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Metaphor and Diaspora in Contemporary Writing free pdf Choose ten major contemporary diasporic writers, ask ten leading authorities to write about their use of metaphor, and this is the result: a timely reassertion of metaphor's unrivalled capacity to encompass sameness and difference and create understanding and empathy across boundaries of nationality, race and ethnicity. Essays on Nadeem Aslam, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Mohsin Hamid, Hanif Kureishi, Andrea Levy, V. S. Naipaul, Caryl Phillips, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Chris Stewart not only open up their private thought-worlds but also uncover structural metaphors of diasporic experience and show how metaphor, far from being a merely literary figure, may be used (and abused) for political purposes, for defining and preserving a sense of identity, and for surviving in an often hostile world. In the process, the diasporic subject itself emerges as metaphorical by nature, constantly seeking its own meaning as it shuttles back and forth in its imagination between recollected homeland and adopted home.

About Jonathan P.A. Sell

JONATHAN P. A. SELL lectures in the Department of Modern Philology of the University of Alcala, Spain. He is author of Rhetoric and Wonder in English Renaissance Travel Writing, 1560-1613 (Ashgate 2006), Allusion, Identity and Community in Recent British Writing (Universidad de Alcala, 2011) and Conocer a Shakespeare (Ediciones del Laberinto, 2011).

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Author : Jonathan P.A. Sell
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 06 January 2012
ISBN : 0230314228
EAN : 9780230314221
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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