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Disability and Modern Fiction

Faulkner, Morrison, Coetzee and the Nobel Prize for Literature

By A. Hall

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Format: Hardcover, 220 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 November 2011
Focusing on Faulkner, Morrison and Coetzee as authors, critics and Nobel Prize-winning intellectuals, this book explores shifting representations of disability in 20th and 21st century literature and proposes new ways of reading their works in relation to one another, whilst highlighting the ethical, aesthetic and imaginative challenges they pose.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Disability and Modern Fiction: Charting New Territory Tales Told by an Idiot: Disability and Sensory Perception in William Faulkner's Fiction and Criticism Foreign Bodies: Disability and Beauty in the Work of Toni Morrison Dialectics of Dependency: Aging and Disability in J.M.Coetzee's Later Writing Disability as Metaphor: The Nobel Prize Lectures of Faulkner, Morrison and Coetzee Conclusion: 'You Can't Just Fly on off and Leave a Body' Notes Bibliography Index

About the Author

ALICE HALL currently works at Universite Paris Diderot and she recently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Nottingham, UK. She holds an MPhil in Criticism and Culture and a PhD in Contemporary Literature from the University of Cambridge, UK


'This book is one of the best literary critical accounts I have read in a long time. Hall writes with great clarity and addresses the complexity of 'disability' in a highly intelligent and nuanced manner. Her insights into the representation of disability in the fiction of Faulkner, Morrison and Coetzee are first rate.' - Paul Crawford, Professor of Health Humanities, University of Nottingham, UK

EAN: 9780230292093
ISBN: 0230292097
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Dimensions: 21.84 x 13.97 x 1.78 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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