Narrative Paths : African Travel in Modern Fiction and Nonfiction

Titre Narrative Paths : African Travel in Modern Fiction and Nonfiction
Type de publication Livre
Langue principale de la publication anglais
Année de publication 2015
Nom de la collection Theory and Interpretation of Narrative
Nombre de pages 368
Éditeur Ohio State University Press
Ville Colombus (OH)
Genre essai - étude
Pays d'édition États-Unis
ISBN 9780814212745
Résumé/Présentation "In Narrative Paths: African Travel in Modern Fiction and Nonfiction, Kai Mikkonen argues that early twentieth-century European travel writing, journal keeping, and fiction converged and mutually influenced each other in ways that inform current debates about the fiction?nonfiction distinction. Turning to narratives set in sub-Saharan Africa, Mikkonen identifies five main dimensions of interplay between fiction and nonfiction: the experiential frame of the journey, the redefinition of the language and objective of description, the shared cultural givens and colonial notions concerning sub-Saharan Africa, the theme of narrativisation, and the issue of virtual genres. Narrative Paths reveals the important role that travel played as a frame in these modernist fictions as well as the crucial ways that nonfiction travel narratives appropriated fictional strategies., Narrative Paths contributes to debates in narratology and rhetorical narrative theory about the fiction?nonfiction distinction. With chapters on a wide range of modernist authors'from Pierre Loti, André Gide, Michel Leiris, and Georges Simenon to Blaise Cendrars, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Joseph Conrad, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, and Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen)?Mikkonen?s study also contributes to postcolonial approaches to these authors, examining issues of representation, narrative voice, and authority in narratives about colonial Africa." (site de l'éditeur, 07.2018)
Référence complète Mikkonen, Kai. Narrative Paths : African Travel in Modern Fiction and Nonfiction. Ohio State University Press, coll. Theory and Interpretation of Narrative, 2015, 368 p. - ISBN : 978-0-8142-1274-5



Biographie : "Kai Mikkonen is associate professor of comparative literature at the University of Helsinki in Finland." (2015)
Nationalité : Finlande