Afterlife and Narrative in Contemporary Fiction

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jul 6, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 228 pages
Focuses on the endangering effects of languageideological processes. This book looks at the challenges imposed by globalization and superdiversity on the nation state and its language situations and ideologies, and demonstrates how many of its problems rise from the tension between latemodern diversity and the (pre)modernist responses to it.
 

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Contents

1 Afterlife Now
1
Making Meaning from the Afterlife
22
Narrating Eternity
47
Purgatory Prolepsis and the Past Tense
72
Genre Plot and the Dead Narrator
98
MindReading and the Dead Narrator
117
Person and the Dead Narrator
148
Fictional Afterlife Worlds
167
9 After Life Writing
192
Chronology of Primary Texts
199
Notes
204
Bibliography
214
Index
223
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ALICE BENNETT Lecturer in Twentieth-Century Literature at Liverpool Hope University, UK. She taught modern literature and theory at Durham University, UK, where she also completed her PhD.