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Nabokov, Rushdie, and the Transnational Imagination: Novels of Exile and Alternate Worlds [Hardcover]

Rachel Trousdale
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May 25, 2010 0230102611 978-0230102613 1

Nabokov, Rushdie, and the Transnational Imagination argues that exiled and migrant novelists create alternate worlds which teach their readers to construct new, nation-like communities. Taking Vladimir Nabokov and Salman Rushdie as model practitioners, this book shows how such writers are remaking national literary traditions. These playful, puzzle-filled texts transcend classification as postcolonial or postmodern; instead, they help identify and create a lineage of boundary-crossing, and test how far the real world can be changed by fiction.

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"Trousdale writes with wit, is alert to illuminating details, and sustains and develops her argument effectively--making this a valuable addition to the collections supporting study of contemporary fiction and world literature."--Choice

“What a refreshing book! Trousdale is an imaginative scholar who is able to translate her learning and insight into crisp, lively prose… the book covers ground much wider than the two writers featured in the title. In a lucidly prosecuted dialog with major figures in the field, Trousdale explores the strengths and weaknesses of postmodernist and postcolonial theory. In doing so, she makes a real contribution to genre studies and intellectual history: her subtle definition of ‘transnational’ helps define the distinctiveness of a complex period in world literature. Her book is well researched, well thought, and beautifully written.”—Michael Holquist, Professor Emeritus, Comparative and Slavic Literature, Yale University

“This stimulating account of transnationalism proposes ways to resolve the tensions between postmodern and postcolonial interpretations of literary culture since 1950. Nabokov, Rushdie, and the Transnational Imagination makes a strong case for loosening the two hundred year old grip of nationalism on literary study and shows Nabokov and Rushdie’s decisive relevance to this major, ongoing, scholarly conversation.”—John Burt Foster, Jr., George Mason University and editor of Recherche Littéraire/Literary Research

"Deftly navigating among tempting simplifications of her subtle subject, and swiftly evoking a rich context of contemporary writing, Rachel Trousdale shows us how Nabokov and Rushdie, through their elaborate fictions of migration, alter the very notion of home. She suggests that nothing can be quite the same for any attentive reader of these novelists, whether that reader is one of the modern world's many exiles or someone who has never left his or her village except in the mind. A remarkable achievement."--Michael Wood, Charles Barnwell Straut Professor of English and Professor of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

About the Author

Rachel Trousdale is Associate Professor of English at Agnes Scott College.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1 edition (May 25, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230102611
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230102613
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,992,462 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Rachel Trousdale is an Associate Professor of English at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, where she teaches modernism, postmodernism, and creative writing. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great work October 28, 2011
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Well researched, well written, very insightful. Would recommend it.
Apparently now I need to write another few words for this to be published. Just get the book, it's awesome.
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