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Dalley, Hamish

The Postcolonial Historical Novel

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Table of contents

Part I. Epistemologies of Historical Realism

1. The Contemporary Postcolonial Historical Novel: Beyond Anti-Realism
Hamish Dalley

2. Allegorical Realism: Toward a Poetics of the Postcolonial Historical Novel
Hamish Dalley

Part II. Allegories of Settlement

3. Typification and Frontier Violence: Kate Grenville’s The Secret River

Hamish Dalley

4. The Gender of Settler Realism: Fiona Kidman’s The Captive Wife
Hamish Dalley

Part III. Narrating Transnational Histories

5. Deterritorialising Allegorical Realism: Witi Ihimaera’s The Trowenna Sea

Hamish Dalley

6. Aesthetics of Absent Causality: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun

Hamish Dalley

Part IV. Melancholy Realisms

7. Spectres of Civil War Trauma: Chris Abani’s Song for Night

Hamish Dalley

8. Metafictional Realism and the Dialectic of Allegory: Richard Flanagan’s Gould’s Book of Fish

Hamish Dalley

9. Conclusion: the Historical Novel, from Postcolonial Reconciliation to Environmental Crisis
Hamish Dalley

Keywords: Literature, African Literature, Postcolonial/World Literature, Fiction, Asian Literature

Author(s)
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2014
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
236 pages
Category
Litterary Studies
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781137450098
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-49693-8

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