Memory Across Borders: Nabokov, Perec, Chamoiseau

Cooper, S. L. (2017) Memory Across Borders: Nabokov, Perec, Chamoiseau. Routledge, Oxford, 174 pp. ISBN 978-1-910887-08-0. E-ISBN 978-1-78188-353-2. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Historical memory emerges through dialogue between one generation and the next. But what happens to this dialogue if the children speak a different language to their parents? Literary autobiography offers a space to explore the potential forms of memory in the aftermath of inter-generational linguistic change triggered by violent histories, such as the Holocaust, the Second World War, or imperialism. Through an exploration of the autobiographies of the Russian-American writer, Vladimir Nabokov, the French novelist and poet, Georges Perec, and Caribbean author, Patrick Chamoiseau, Cooper offers a reflection on the role of migration and linguistic change in shaping twentieth and twenty-first century approaches to memory.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: autobiography, memory, history, October Revolution, Second World War, colonialism, Paris, Martinique, St. Petersburg, trauma
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > French
Depositing User: Sara-Louise Cooper
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2017 14:19 UTC
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 11:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63469 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Cooper, S. L.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4293-6048
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