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The Resource The novel and the globalization of culture, Michael Valdez Moses

The novel and the globalization of culture, Michael Valdez Moses

Label
The novel and the globalization of culture
Title
The novel and the globalization of culture
Statement of responsibility
Michael Valdez Moses
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
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Moses, Michael Valdez
Dewey number
809.3/9355
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.C84
LC item number
M67 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Oxford University Press on-line
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  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Achebe, Chinua
  • Vargas Llosa, Mario
  • Hardy, Thomas
  • English fiction
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Cultural relations in literature
  • Culture conflict in literature
  • World history in literature
  • Achebe, Chinua
  • TRAVEL
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Cultural relations in literature
  • Culture conflict in literature
  • English fiction
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Political and social views
  • World history in literature
  • Romans
  • Cultuurconflicten
  • Internationalisatie
Summary expansion
Bringing together canonical European authors with authors from the Third World, this book analyzes the emergence of the modern global novel, and the way it mirrors the underlying process of cultural globalization. Through detailed readings of Stendhal, Hardy, Conrad, Achebe, and Vargas Llosa, this study reveals how the spread of Western modernity--materially and culturally--has been shadowed by the destruction of traditional societies. These novels focus on the individual tragedies of those who represent pre-modern ways of life; in the process, offering a corrective to Hegel's abstruse philosophy of history. From rural Victorian England to the Malay Archipelago, and from the Igbo heartland in Africa to the backlands of Brazil, a global narrative unfolds, one where the forces of modernization clash with the defenders of traditional society. Moses contributes to the ongoing debate on Alexandre Kojeve and the "end of history", while, at the same time, moving beyond sterile oppositions--canonical versus non-canonical works, formal literary criticism versus political/historical critique. With its new conceptualization of modernity and globalization, this book will interest the literary scholar, cultural critic, social scientist, and political theorist
Label
The novel and the globalization of culture, Michael Valdez Moses
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-229) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 1.
  • The center cannot hold:
  • Hardy: the archaeology of a vanishing life
  • Conrad: the flight from modernity
  • pt. 2.
  • The widening gyre:
  • Achebe: beasts of no nation
  • Vargas Llosa: apocalyptic history and the liberal perspective
Control code
72566591
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unknown
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1 online resource (xx, 240 pages).
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online
Isbn
9780195089516
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780195089516
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)72566591
Label
The novel and the globalization of culture, Michael Valdez Moses
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-229) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 1.
  • The center cannot hold:
  • Hardy: the archaeology of a vanishing life
  • Conrad: the flight from modernity
  • pt. 2.
  • The widening gyre:
  • Achebe: beasts of no nation
  • Vargas Llosa: apocalyptic history and the liberal perspective
Control code
72566591
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 240 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195089516
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780195089516
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)72566591

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