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Mimesis, Genres and Post-Colonial Discourse free pdf Through a broad-ranging survey of the allegory, utopia, the historical novel and the epic in post-colonial literature, Jean-Pierre Durix proposes a critical reassessment of the theory of genres. He argues that, in the New Literatures which are often rooted in hybrid aesthetics, the often decried mimesis must be viewed from a completely different angle. Analysing texts by Gabriel Garc a Mirquez, Salman Rushdie, Alejo Carpentier, Wilson Harris and Edouard Glissant, he pleads for the redefinition of 'magic realism' if the term is to retain generic relevance."

About Jean-Pierre Durix

JEAN-PIERRE DURIX is Professor of English at the Universite de Bourgogne in Dijon, France. After writing his doctoral thesis on the British novelist James Hanley, he specialized in post-colonial literature. In the past twenty-five years he has published widely, especially on writers from the Caribbean (Wilson Harris, Derek Walcott), the South Pacific (Frank Sargeson, Albert Wendt, Witi Ihimaera, Patricia Grace), Australia (Patrick White), Africa (Ngugi, Wole Soyinka, J.M. Coetzee), and India (Salman Rushdie). His most recent books include The Writer Written: Images of the Artist in the New Literatures in English (1987) and The New Literatures in English (1993, in collaboration with Carole Durix). Jean-Pierre Durix has been editor of the journal Commonwealth since 1984. He also translated into French Wilson Harris's Palace of the Peacock, The Secret Ladder and Angel at the Gate, Witi Ihimaera's Tangi and a collection of poems by Albert Wendt.

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Author : Jean-Pierre Durix
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 17 August 1998
ISBN : 0230377165
EAN : 9780230377165
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 216 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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