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Title:Reading Marechera
Editor:Hamilton, GrantISNI
City of publisher:Woodbridge
Publisher:James Currey
ISBN:1847010628; 9781847010629
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
literary criticism
About person:Dambudzo Marechera (1952-1987)ISNI
Abstract:Zimbabwean writer Dambudzo Marechera (1952-1987) is read today as a significant voice in contemporary world literature. From classical allusion to the political philosophy of anarchism, this collective volume makes clear the breadth and quality of thought that Marechera brought to his writing. Contributions: Introduction: Marechera & the outside (Grant Hamilton); A brotherhood of misfits: the literary anarchism of Dambudzo Marechera & Percy Bysshe Shelley (Tinashe Mushakavanhu); Blowing people's minds: anarchist thought in Dambudzo Marechera's 'Mindblast' (Anias Mutekwa); Grotesque intimacies: embodiment & the spirit of violence in 'House of hunger' (Anna-Leena Toivanen); Tracing the stain in Marechera's 'House of hunger' (Grant Hamilton); Menippean Marechera (Bill Ashcroft); Black, but not Fanon: reading 'The black insider' (David Huddart); The avant-garde power of 'Black sunlight': radical recontextualizations of Marechera from Darius James to China Miéville (Mark P. Williams); Classical allusion in Marechera's prose works (Madhlozi Moyo); Revisitng 'The servants' ball' (Memory Chirere); Marechera, the tree-poem-artifact (Eddie Tay). [ASC Leiden abstract]