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World Views: Metageographies of Modernist Fiction

Jon Hegglund


This book argues that many Anglophone modernist and postcolonial authors have often functioned as geographers manquéés, advancing theories of space, culture, and community within the formal structures of literary narrative. Reading a diverse body of work by Joseph Conrad, E. M. Forster, James Joyce, Graham Greene, Jean Rhys, Jamaica Kincaid, and Amitav Ghosh alongside writings of geographers and other intellectuals, this book finds a persistent imagining of other orders of geographical and geopolitical space that question or deny the ontological primacy of the territorial nation-state. Many tw ... More

Keywords: modernism, colonialism, nationality, cartography, James Joyce, Amitav Ghosh, geography, geographical scale, realism, irony

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199796106
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796106.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon Hegglund, author
Washington State University

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