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See detailForbidding Bodies: Avatars of the Physical in the Work of Janet Frame
Delrez, Marc ULg

in World Literature Written in English (2004), 38(2), 70-79

The human body is hardly presented as a site of desire in the work of Janet Frame, who sees it first of all as an index of decrepitude and destruction and as a reminder of mortality. In the context of the ... [more ▼]

The human body is hardly presented as a site of desire in the work of Janet Frame, who sees it first of all as an index of decrepitude and destruction and as a reminder of mortality. In the context of the social realist criticism often brought to bear on the novels, Frame's disintegrating body has also been metaphorized as indicative of her obsession with the decay of a culture lacking the resources to regenerate itself. However, it can be argued that a more positive (utopian) drive operates within the work, so that the fading body derives an unexpected significance by virtue of its being in touch with eclipsed dimensions clamouring for ontological and epistemological reclamation. [less ▲]

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See detailThe 'Aesthetics of Personalism' in Caryl Phillips's Writing: Complexity as a New Brand of Humanism
Ledent, Bénédicte ULg

in World Literature Written in English (2001), 39(1), 75-85

This paper attempts to underline the epistemological implications of Phillips's handling of diasporic history through a focus on individual lives in Cambridge (1991) and The Nature of Blood (1997). His ... [more ▼]

This paper attempts to underline the epistemological implications of Phillips's handling of diasporic history through a focus on individual lives in Cambridge (1991) and The Nature of Blood (1997). His confessional first-person narratives highlight the intricacies inherent in human nature, thereby resisting the globalizing discourse of liberal humanism. Even more importantly, his fictions seem to illustrate a new, more understanding approach to this often hackneyed term, for they give voice to individuals whose multiple differences are, paradoxically, part proof of a common humanity, viewed here as an inclusive rather than exclusive concept. [less ▲]

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See detailAltering Boundaries: The Art of Translation in The Angel at the Gate and The Twyborn Affair
Maes-Jelinek, Hena ULg

in World Literature Written in English (1984), 23(1), 165-174

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See detailFaces on the Canvas: the Resurrection Theme in The Tree of the Sun
Maes-Jelinek, Hena ULg

in World Literature Written in English (1983), 22(1), 88-98

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