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Disability and Modern Fiction

Faulkner, Morrison, Coetzee and the Nobel Prize for Literature

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About this book


Focusing on Faulkner, Morrison and Coetzee as authors, critics and Nobel Prize-winning intellectuals, this book explores shifting representations of disability in 20th and 21st century literature and proposes new ways of reading their works in relation to one another, whilst highlighting the ethical, aesthetic and imaginative challenges they pose.


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About the authors

ALICE HALL currently works at Université Paris Diderot and she recently completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Nottingham, UK. She holds an MPhil in Criticism and Culture and a PhD in Contemporary Literature from the University of Cambridge, UK

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'This book is one of the best literary critical accounts I have read in a long time. Hall writes with great clarity and addresses the complexity of 'disability' in a highly intelligent and nuanced manner. Her insights into the representation of disability in the fiction of Faulkner, Morrison and Coetzee are first rate.' - Paul Crawford, Professor of Health Humanities, University of Nottingham, UK