Word-Worlds: Language, Identity, and Reality in the Work of Christine Brooke-Rose (European Connections #4) (Paperback)

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Word-Worlds: Language, Identity, and Reality in the Work of Christine Brooke-Rose (European Connections #4) (Paperback)

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This is book number 4 in the European Connections series.

With her output of fifteen novels (including Between, 1968; Amalgamemnon, 1984; and Subscript, 1999), three major critical works (including her authoritative study A Grammar of Metaphor, 1958) and a plethora of articles and essays, as well as poetry and a few extraordinary translations, Christine Brooke-Rose has extended the scope of the novel and stretched the possibilities of language to its limit, offering an insightful representation of our society. Beginning with an analysis of her early novels, Word-Worlds provides an overview of her fictional work and consolidates her position as a major contemporary author. Showing how her wide range of interests and various narrative modalities make it difficult to place her in a specific cultural and geographical tradition, this book considers the various intellectual influences that this bilingual, cross-cultural novelist has undergone, and by approaching her fiction from a variety of critical angles, it analyses her attitude towards language and the way in which she has questioned the notions of identity and reality proposed by Western tradition over the centuries.
The Author: Michela Canepari-Labib was born in Italy and educated at the University of Pavia (Italy), where she studied English and French Literature, and the University of Sussex (United Kingdom), where she obtained a Master's degree in Critical Theory and a Ph.D. in English Literature. She now teaches English at the University of Milan. She has combined teaching with translating and writing, publishing on contemporary authors as well as on topical issues of a literary and theoretical nature.
Product Details ISBN: 9783906758640
ISBN-10: 3906758648
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publis
Publication Date: September 11th, 2002
Pages: 302
Language: English
Series: European Connections