Contemporary Fiction by Jago Morrison

By Jago Morrison

This is often the best advisor for these learning modern fiction for the 1st time. The final twenty-five years have visible an explosion of latest advancements within the English language novel. due to its huge, immense variety, despite the fact that, the sector of up to date fiction experiences can look complicated and complicated. Jago Morrison's Contemporary Fiction offers a much-needed obtainable advent to the sphere. He allows readers to navigate the topic by way of introducing the most important parts of dialogue and gives in-depth discussions of a number of the most important texts. Writers tested comprise: Ian McEwan, Maxine Hong Kingston, Jeanette Winterson, Toni Morrison, Salman Rushdie, Angela Carter, Hanif Kureishi, Buchi Emecheta and Alice Walker. Tackling matters reminiscent of heritage, time and narrative, the physique, race and ethnicity, this represents a massive contribution to the knowledge of latest fiction.

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In the wake of changing perceptions of time and social space, how are we to reconceive and reconstruct our personal and collective histories? How are we to envisage positive futures when our ability to navigate past and present seems radically uncertain? What is the nature of a future? What is the nature of a past? What are the responsibilities of the novel as a framework for representing our times? As we will see many times in Part II of this book, these are not questions with simple, single answers.

A text like Beloved, as much as Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children or Carter’s The Passion of New Eve (1977), seems rather to be overflowing with historical contents, with all their contradictory and uncomfortable demands. In his collection of essays Specters of Marx (1994), the philosopher Jacques Derrida attempts to theorise the relation of contemporary culture to its histories in terms of what he calls ‘hauntology’. Showing how, in Marx’s own writing, the past is often figured as a kind of haunting, Derrida’s text suggests some interesting ways in which we might consider the tortuous relation of contemporary culture to its pasts.

In ‘The Spatialization of Metric Time’ (1992) Nguyen undertakes the apparently paradoxical task of narrating a history of modern time. His essay traces the rapid colonisation of the West by a new standard of chronometric time, which occurred with the coming of the railways in the late nineteenth century. Where previously, a whole diversity of localised times had been 28 Frameworks reckoned on observation of the sun, and the seasonal variation of its orbit, the railway made it necessary to adopt a more rigorous time regime that had not been required for other industries.

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