Inclusion/Critique: invoking European modernism in Zadie Smith’s NW

Matraga

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Title Inclusion/Critique: invoking European modernism in Zadie Smith’s NW
Inclusion/Critique: invoking European modernism in Zadie Smith’s NW
 
Creator Abravanel, Genevieve
 
Subject Linguistics; Portuguese Language; Literary Theory; Brazilian Literature; Portuguese Literature; English Literature
Zadie Smith; NW; Modernism; Race; Inclusion.
LETRAS; LITERATURA; LINGUÍSTICA; HISTÓRIA; FILOSOFIA; TEOLOGIA; COMUNICAÇÃO SOCIAL; ARTES; CIÊNCIAS SOCIAIS.
Zadie Smith; NW; Modernismo; Raça; Inclusão.
 
Description In 2012, Zadie Smith published her sweeping, experimental novel of London, NW. Perhaps unsurprisingly, its playful wordplay, urban mappings, and fractured form have prompted comparisons to Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, as well as to the work of James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, and T. S. Eliot. This essay argues that Zadie Smith, among other contemporary writers of color, responds to an awareness that reviewers, critics, and readers would compare her work to European literary modernism. Such awareness allows her to offer in her 2012 novel, NW, an implicit guide to the risks and limits of such comparisons.---Original in English.
In 2012, Zadie Smith published her sweeping, experimental novel of London, NW. Perhaps unsurprisingly, its playful wordplay, urban mappings, and fractured form have prompted comparisons to Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, as well as to the work of James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, and T. S. Eliot. This essay argues that Zadie Smith, among other contemporary writers of color, responds to an awareness that reviewers, critics, and readers would compare her work to European literary modernism. Such awareness allows her to offer in her 2012 novel, NW, an implicit guide to the risks and limits of such comparisons. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------INCLUSÃO/CRÍTICA: INVOCANDO O MODERNISMO EUROPEU EM NW, DE ZADIE SMITHEm 2012, Zadie Smith publicou seu romance arrebatador e experimental sobre Londres, NW. Talvez sem grandes surpresas, o jogo de palavras, o mapeamento urbano e a forma fragmentada do romance tenham incitado comparações com Mrs. Dalloway de Virginia Woolf, bem como com as obras de James Joyce, Ger­trude Stein e T. S. Eliot. Este ensaio argumenta que, como outros escritores não brancos, Zadie Smith reage a uma percepção de que resenhistas, críticos e leitores comparariam seu trabalho ao modernismo literário europeu. A consciência de como seu trabalho seria recebido permite que Smith ofereça em seu romance de 2012, NW, um guia implícito para os riscos e limites de tais comparações. ---Original em inglês.
 
Publisher Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
 
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Date 2020-10-03
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
artigo de literatura
artigos de literatura
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://www.e-publicacoes.uerj.br/index.php/matraga/article/view/52702
10.12957/matraga.2020.52702
 
Source Matraga - Revista do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Letras da UERJ; v. 27, n. 51 (2020): A prosa modernista na contemporaneidade; 542-549
MATRAGA - Journal published by the Graduate Program in Letters at Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ); v. 27, n. 51 (2020): A prosa modernista na contemporaneidade; 542-549
2446-6905
1414-7165
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://www.e-publicacoes.uerj.br/index.php/matraga/article/view/52702/35289
 
Rights https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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