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Metaphors of Invention and Dissension
Metaphors of Invention and Dissension

Metaphors of Invention and Dissension

Aesthetics and Politics in the Postcolonial Algerian Novel
Rajeshwari S. Vallury
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Metaphors of Invention and Dissension

Aesthetics and Politics in the Postcolonial Algerian Novel
Rajeshwari S. Vallury
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Metaphors of Invention and Dissension explores the relationship between aesthetics and politics in the postcolonial Algerian novel, examining six novels written by two Algerian authors of French expression, Tahar Djaout and Rachid Mimouni. Rajeshwari S. Vallury argues that postcolonial literature demonstrates a conscious, rational, and deliberate engagement with the question of democracy. The author shows how the metaphors of literature invent an arena or platform for the enactment of democratic dissension. Postcolonial texts stage contentious debates about the principles that can and must sustain a life of the common. The capacity of the poetic word to regenerate and recreate forms of thinking, being, saying, and doing lies at the heart of the political power of literature. In the case of Algeria, the dual forces of military rule and radical Islamism have not succeeded in stifling the revolutionary will of the people, which continues to find self-expression in the idea of the nation, the concept of universal human rights, the notion of civility, and the philosophical traditions of pluralism and toleration within Islam. This book argues that postcolonial literature attests to the dissonance of democracy by staging the nation as the space of a universal equality and civility.

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Publisher
Rowman & Littlefield International
Year
2017
ISBN
9781786603180
Topic
Philosophy
Subtopic
Critical Theory
Edition
1

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