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Contemporary Literature and the State
edited by Matthew Hart and Jim Hansen
University of Wisconsin Press, 2009
Paper: 978-0-299-23244-3 | eISBN: 978-0-299-23243-6

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Contemporary Literature and the State challenges the critical opposition between the monolithic state and the individual artist. The volume collects essays on writers as different as Samuel Beckett and Ngozi Adichie and covers historical and geographical contexts from Yorkshire to Singapore, San Francisco to Cape Town. Featuring new and established critical voices, Contemporary Literature and the State is an important new contribution to debates about the politics of literature, coming at a time when state power appears both more arbitrary and more necessary than ever.
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