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(Re)writing (Hi)stories

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Material Information

Title: (Re)writing (Hi)stories A Comparative Study of G�nter Grass's The Tin Drum and Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Jacco, David
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Rushdie, Salman
Grass, G�nter
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: In this essay, I compare Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children (1980) with Giinter Grass's The Tin Drum (1959). In particular, I am looking at the complex use of history in both works, one of which deals with post-Independence India and one of which deals with the Second World War in Germany and Poland, respectively. My thesis is that by looking at the way these modern epic novels treat concepts like history and other socially constructed ideas, like guilt, progress, and national identity, we can see a shared philosophical and political perspective that both novels exhibit. In order to argue this point, I attempt to provide a postmortem and postcolonial theoretical framework which I use to analyze these novels based on the theories of thinkers such as Linda Hutcheon, Michel Foucault, Homi K. Bhabha and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, as well as quotes from both authors about their own works and beliefs.
Statement of Responsibility: by David Jacco
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Cuomo, Glenn

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 J1
System ID: NCFE003389:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003389/00001

Material Information

Title: (Re)writing (Hi)stories A Comparative Study of G�nter Grass's The Tin Drum and Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Jacco, David
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Rushdie, Salman
Grass, G�nter
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: In this essay, I compare Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children (1980) with Giinter Grass's The Tin Drum (1959). In particular, I am looking at the complex use of history in both works, one of which deals with post-Independence India and one of which deals with the Second World War in Germany and Poland, respectively. My thesis is that by looking at the way these modern epic novels treat concepts like history and other socially constructed ideas, like guilt, progress, and national identity, we can see a shared philosophical and political perspective that both novels exhibit. In order to argue this point, I attempt to provide a postmortem and postcolonial theoretical framework which I use to analyze these novels based on the theories of thinkers such as Linda Hutcheon, Michel Foucault, Homi K. Bhabha and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, as well as quotes from both authors about their own works and beliefs.
Statement of Responsibility: by David Jacco
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Cuomo, Glenn

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 J1
System ID: NCFE003389:00001

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