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Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

Aarthi Vadde


In Chimeras of Form, Aarthi Vadde vividly illustrates how modernist and contemporary writers reimagine the nation and internationalism in a period defined by globalization. She explains how Rabindranath Tagore, James Joyce, Claude McKay, George Lamming, Michael Ondaatje, and Zadie Smith use modernist literary forms to develop ideas of international belonging sensitive to the afterlife of empire. In doing so, she shows how this wide-ranging group of authors challenged traditional expectations of aesthetic form, shaping how their readers understand the cohesion and interrelation of political com ... More

Keywords: Internationalism, Modernism, Contemporary Literature, Globalization, Postcolonialism, Cosmopolitics, Formalism, Transnationalism, Comparison, Translation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780231180245
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231180245.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aarthi Vadde, author
Duke University