The Resource Imagining Iraq : literature in English and the Iraq invasion, Suman Gupta

Imagining Iraq : literature in English and the Iraq invasion, Suman Gupta

Label
Imagining Iraq : literature in English and the Iraq invasion
Title
Imagining Iraq
Title remainder
literature in English and the Iraq invasion
Statement of responsibility
Suman Gupta
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An enormous number of literary texts engaged with the build-up towards, undertaking of and aftermath of the recent invasion of Iraq. This book both provides a survey of such texts and presents a particular critical perspective on them. Many were regarded as taking a position for or against the invasion, but this study neither attempts to hold authors to account for their political choices nor tries to reach a moral consensus on the invasion. The idea here is to examine how certain literary texts appeared within and "spoke" to a specific socio-political context, not merely to reckon with that context but to understand the condition of contemporary literature generally. Focusing primarily on literature in English made available in the U.S.A. and U.K. while debates about the Iraq invasion were uppermost in the public consciousness, texts in a wide range of forms are examined here: from poetry anthologies to individual poetry collections, plays on current events to revivals of classical plays, action thrillers to literary fiction and personal blogs"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
820.8/03585505424
Index
index present
LC call number
PJ7632.I75
LC item number
G76 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Imagining Iraq : literature in English and the Iraq invasion, Suman Gupta
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-203) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Making war: introduction -- 'Laws' for poets: poetry anthologies -- Exacting world: individual poetry cCollections -- To smash the mirror: rheatre -- A joint enterprise: riction -- Windows into life-worlds: blogs and conclusion
Control code
ocn710992650
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 210 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780230298118
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25166062
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)710992650
  • pebco0230298117

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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