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Author Dalley, Hamish, 1984- author.

Title The postcolonial historical novel : realism, allegory, and the representation of contested pasts / Hamish Dalley, Assistant Professor of World Literature, Daemen College, Amherst, New Jersey.

Published New York Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  809.381 DALL    DUE 29-10-19
Physical description x, 226 pages ; 23 cm
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-221) and index.
Contents The contemporary postcolonial historical novel: beyond anti-realism -- Allegorical realism: toward a poetics of the postcolonial historical novel -- Typification and frontier violence: Kate Grenville's The secret river -- The gender of settler realism: Fiona Kidman's The captive wife -- Deterritorializing allegorical realism: Witi Ihimaera's The Trowenna Sea -- Aesthetics of absent causality: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a yellow sun -- Spectres of civil war trauma: Chris Abani's Song for night -- Metafictional realism and the dialectic of allegory: Richard Flanagan's Gould's book of fish -- Conclusion: The historical novel, from postcolonial reconciliation to environmental crisis.
Subject Historical fiction -- History and criticism.
Postcolonialism in literature.
Realism in literature.
ISBN 9781137450081 (hardcover)