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Faculty Book: Peter Hitchcock, ed.

Peter Hitchcock, ed.

The Long Space: Transnationalism and Postcolonial Form
(Stanford University Press, 2010)

The Long Space provides a fresh look at the importance of postcolonial writing by examining how it articulates history and place both in content and form. Not only does it offer a new theoretical model for understanding decolonization's impact on duration in writing, but through a series of case studies of Guyanese, Somali, Indonesian, and Algerian writers, it urges further engagement with time and space in postcolonial narrative. Although each writer—Wilson Harris, Nuruddin Farah, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, and Assia Djebar—explores a unique understanding of postcoloniality, each also makes a more general assertion about the difference of time and space in decolonization. Peter Hitchcock (Prof., Baruch) serves on the doctoral faculty in English.

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Submitted on: DEC 1, 2010

Category: English, Faculty Books