Contemporary World Fiction: A Guide to Literature in by Juris Dilevko, Keren Dali, Glenda Garbutt

By Juris Dilevko, Keren Dali, Glenda Garbutt

In a globalized global, wisdom approximately non-North American societies and cultures is a needs to. Contemporary international Fiction: A consultant to Literature in Translation presents an summary of the large diversity and scope of translated international fiction on hand in English. In so doing, it's going to aid readers get a feeling of the massive international past North the US that's conveyed via fiction titles from dozens of nations and language traditions.

Within the advisor, nearly 1,000 modern non-English-language fiction titles are absolutely annotated and hundreds of thousands of others are indexed. association is basically through language, as language frequently displays cultural unity greater than nationwide borders or geographies, but additionally via kingdom and tradition. as well as modern titles, each one bankruptcy incorporates a short review of past translated fiction from the gang. The consultant additionally offers in-depth bibliographic essays for every bankruptcy that might let librarians and library clients to additional discover the literature of diverse languages and cultural traditions.

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He is no less immune from despair, self-loathing, and alienation than anyone else. In A Palace in the Old Village, a Moroccan man on the verge of retirement contemplates the future. He has lived and worked in France 16 Contemporary World Fiction for some 40 years, carefully accumulating a nest egg to see him through his old age. He decides that his best course of action is to return to his native village and build the most sumptuous house possible—a symbol of achievement that will serve as a welcoming beacon to his far-flung family members.

It contains poems, songs, and narratives that constitute the oral tradition from North Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, and South Africa; autobiographies of the slave trade; extracts from novels and short stories by such English-language writers as Chinua Achebe and Nadine Gordimer; extracts from novels and short stories by such French-language writers as Camara Laye, Mariama Baˆ, and Sembe`ne Ousmane; extracts from Thomas Mofolo’s novel Chaka, written in Sesotho; and poetry from Maria Manuela Margarido, who was born in Sa˜o Tome´ and Prı´ncipe and writes in Portuguese.

Southern African Literatures. Harlow, Essex, UK: Longman. Conteh-Morgan, Miriam E. (2005). The Undergraduate’s Companion to African Writers and Their Web Sites. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited. Corcoran, Patrick. (2007). The Cambridge Introduction to Francophone Literature. New York: Cambridge University Press. Cox, C. Brian. ). (1997). African Writers. ). New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. Daymond, M. ; Driver, Dorothy; Meintjes, Sheila; Molema, Leloba; Musengezi, Chiedza; Orford, Margie; and Rasebotsa, Nobantu.

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