Present Imperfect: Contemporary South African Writing

Present Imperfect: Contemporary South African Writing[PDF] ✎ Present Imperfect: Contemporary South African Writing By Andrew Van der Vlies – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Present Imperfect asks how South African writers have responded to the end of apartheid, to the hopes that attended the birth of the new nation in , and to the inevitable disappointments that have fol Present Imperfect asks how Contemporary South PDF/EPUB ç South African writers have responded to the end of apartheid, to the hopes that attended the birth of the new nation in , and to the inevitable disappointments that have followed The first full length study of affect in South Africa s literature, it understands disappointment both as a description Present Imperfect: MOBI :¼ of bad feeling and as naming a missed appointment with all that was promised by the anti colonial and anti apartheid Struggle a dis appointment Attending to contemporary writers treatment of temporality, genre, and form, it considers a range of negative feelings that are also experiences of temporal disjuncture including stasis, impasse, boredom, disaffection, and Imperfect: Contemporary South eBook ¸ nostalgia Present Imperfect offers close readings of work by a range of writers some known to international Anglophone readers including JM Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, Ivan Vladislavic, and Zoe Wicomb, some slightly less well known including Afrikaans language novelists Marlene van Niekerk and Ingrid Winterbach, and others from a new generation including Songeziwe Mahlangu and Masande NtshangaIt addresses key questions in South African studies about the evolving character of the historical period in which the country now finds itself It is also alert to wider critical and theoretical conversations, looking outward to make a case for the place of South African writing in global conversations, and mobilizing readings of writing marked in various ways as South African in order to complicate the contours of World Literature as category, discipline, and pedagogy It is thus also a book about the discontents of neoliberalism, the political energies of reading, and the fates of literature in our troubled present. Theoretically riveting with a wonderful and inspiring eye for detail, although, to my taste too much concerned with the workings of oeuvre a way in which few readers encounter literature in my opinion.

Present Imperfect: Contemporary South African Writing
    Present Imperfect: Contemporary South African Writing NtshangaIt addresses key questions in South African studies about the evolving character of the historical period in which the country now finds itself It is also alert to wider critical and theoretical conversations, looking outward to make a case for the place of South African writing in global conversations, and mobilizing readings of writing marked in various ways as South African in order to complicate the contours of World Literature as category, discipline, and pedagogy It is thus also a book about the discontents of neoliberalism, the political energies of reading, and the fates of literature in our troubled present. Theoretically riveting with a wonderful and inspiring eye for detail, although, to my taste too much concerned with the workings of oeuvre a way in which few readers encounter literature in my opinion. "/>
  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Present Imperfect: Contemporary South African Writing
  • Andrew Van der Vlies
  • 20 June 2019
  • 0198793766