Flinders Academic Commons >
Flinders Digital Archive >
Gillian Dooley >
Literary Essays >
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|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|
'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.|
|Appears in Collections:||Literary Essays|
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.