Download The Non-literate Other PDF Book - PDFBooks

Download The Non-literate Other PDF Book

Rodopi

English - 518 pages - ISBN-10: 9789042022409 - ISBN-13: 904202240X

4/5 by 14 votes


Not book are you looking for?



Public debates on the benefits and dangers of mass literacy prompted nineteenth-century British authors to write about illiteracy. Since the early twentieth century writers outside Europe have paid increasing attention to the subject as a measure both of cultural dependence and independence. So far literary studies has taken little notice of this. The Non-Literate Other: Readings of Illiteracy in Twentieth-Century Novels in English offers explanations for this lack of interest in illiteracy amongst scholars of literature, and attempts to remedy this neglect by posing the question of how writers use their literacy to write about a condition radically unlike their own. Answers to this question are given in the analysis of nineteen works featuring illiterates yet never before studied for doing so. The book explores the scriptlessness of Neanderthals in William Golding, of barbarians in Angela Carter, David Malouf, and J.M. Coetzee, of African natives in Joseph Conrad and Chinua Achebe, of Maoris in Patricia Grace and Chippewas in Louise Erdrich, of fugitive or former slaves and their descendants in Richard Wright, Toni Morrison, and Ernest Gaines, of Untouchables in Mulk Raj Anand and Salman Rushdie, and of migrants in Maxine Hong Kingston, Joy Kogawa, and Amy Tan. In so doing it conveys a clear sense of the complexity and variability of the phenomenon of non-literacy as well as its fictional resourcefulness.

Reviews

64x64

Samantha Craig

This is one of the best books that I have read so far in my life. You won't be disappointed.

Christopher Thompson

Good book this is my3 time read it love

Kelly Demotte

Good book

Recent Books

Writing Strands: Beginning 1
Writing Strands: Beginning 1
Dave Marks
Learn Language Arts Through Creative Writing!Students will begin developing a solid foundation in communication as they develop their creative...
Epilepsy
Epilepsy
JoAnne Dahl
This highly practical book is aimed at physicians and therapists involved in the management of epilepsy in children. It describes detailed methods...
Cloud Computing Using Windows Azure for Beginners
Cloud Computing Using Windows Azure for Beginners
B. M. Harwani
The book addresses newbie developers who don't have any knowledge about cloud computing or Windows Azure. The reader with small C# programming skills...
My Bodyworks: Songs about your bones, muscles, heart and more!
My Bodyworks: Songs about your bones, muscles, heart and more!
Jane Schoenberg
How many bones are in the body? What are the five senses? Why do you pass gas? Read and sing along with the fun and informative songs in this eBook...
Memento Mori - a Collection of Magickal and Mythological Perspectives on Death, Dying, Mortality and Beyond
Memento Mori - a Collection of Magickal and Mythological Perspectives on Death, Dying, Mortality and Beyond
Julian Vayne
MEMENTO MORI (edited by Kim Huggens) Memento Mori is a unique feast of offerings exploring a variety of magical and mythological perspectives on...
An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation
An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation
Preston L. Schiller
Transportation plays a substantial role in the modern world; it provides tremendous benefits to society, but it also imposes significant economic,...
The Curse of Brian's Brick
The Curse of Brian's Brick
James Andrew Hall
One of a series which combines lively stories and pictures often in comic strip form, and suitable particularly for the not very confident reader or...
Cuadros de Familia
Cuadros de Familia
Carmen Lomas Garza
Family Pictures is the story of Carmen Lomas Garza's girlhood in Kingsville, Texas: celebrating birthdays, making tamales, picking cactus, and...
Cambridge IGCSE Sociology Coursebook
Cambridge IGCSE Sociology Coursebook
Jonathan Blundell
This fresh set of resources for Cambridge IGCSE Sociology syllabus 0495 (and Cambridge O Level Sociology syllabus 2251) is carefully crafted to match...
Managing to Learn
Managing to Learn
John Shook
"The process by which a company identifies, frames, acts and reviews progress on problems, projects and proposals can be found in the structure of...