Travel Writing and The Transnational Author


While lacking a serious discussion about the nature of identity itself, this book offers – at long last – a surprising, hands-on alternative for analyzing “world literature”, putting Damrosch’s “gaining in translation” to rest by turning back to the golden age of “close-reading” (as opposed to the fashionably distant one). By the same token, it also re-conceptualizes some of the main ideas of post-colonialism, while putting forward a totally refreshed definition of transnational fiction. Finally, we get a real sense of the ways in which the human factor’s complexities – the creative subject or the author – determine both the fate and the face of contemporary literature (no networks, graphs, or trees). Not without its own problems, this is definitely a great read. I strongly recommend it!




One thought on “Travel Writing and The Transnational Author

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s