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Title: Alien and Adrift: The Diasporic Consciousness in V.S. Naipaul’s 'Half a Life' and J.M. Coetzee's 'Youth'
Authors: Dooley, Gillian Mary
Keywords: V.S. Naipaul
J.M. Coetzee
Post-colonial literature
'Half a Life'
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: New Literatures Review
Citation: Dooley, Gillian. ‘Alien and Adrift: The Diasporic Consciousness in V.S. Naipaul’s Half a Life and J.M. Coetzee’s Youth.’ New Literatures Review No. 40, Winter 2003, 73-82.
Abstract: In this paper, I look at some similarities in sensibility of Naipaul and Coetzee, one clearly a diasporic writer and the other less identifiably so, as expressed in these two recent books. I discuss to what extent their differences in literal diasporic status are significant in forming the consciousness of these two writers and their characters, none of whom seem to owe any allegience to a group, a race, a class or a nation.
Description: This article as also published in 'The Regenerative Spirit' ed. Nena Bierbaum, Syd Harrex and Sue Hosking. Adelaide: Lythrum Press, 2003, 118-125.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/1071
ISSN: 1442-8172
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