Alphabetical Africa

Author: Walter Abish
Editor: New Directions Publishing
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Alphabetical Africa, Walter Abish's delightful first novel, is an extraordinary linguistic tour de force, high comedy set in an imaginary dark continent that expands and contracts with ineluctable precision, as one by one the author adds the letters of the alphabet to his book, and then subtracts them. While the geoglyphic" African landscape forms and crumbles, it is, among other things, attacked by an army of driver ants, invaded by Zanzibar, painted orange by the transvestite Queen Quat of Tanzania, and becomes a hunting ground for a pair of murderous jewel thieves tracking down their nymphomaniac moll. "

Alphabetical Africa

Author: Walter Abish
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"Are all archaeologists arrogant Aristotelians, asks author, as Angolans abduct Alva. Adieu Alva. Arrivederci..." begins Alphabetical Africa, a high-comedy experimental novel set in an imaginary Africa, which expands and contracts with ineluctable precision as Abish adds the letters of the alphabet to his book and then subtracts them. While the "geoglyphic" African landscape forms and crumbles, it is, among other things, attacked by an army of driver ants, invaded by Zanzibar, painted orange by the transvestite Queen Quat of Tanzania, and made into a hunting ground for a pair of murderous jewel thieves tracking down their nymphomaniac moll.

African Settings In Contemporary American Novels

Author: Dave Kuhne
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313310409
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British and American novels written before World War II established popular conventions and stereotypes about Africa that have been increasingly challenged by contemporary American novels set in Africa. Kuhne's book argues that these recent American novels with African settings are largely didactic, that they convey specific lessons about Africa and Africans, and that they compare African and American cultures to evaluate and critique the two worlds. After a summary of how British and American writers have traditionally depicted Africa, Kuhne looks at such topics as contemporary American novels set in invented African nations, the African novels of African American authors, genre fiction set in Africa, and postcolonial novels with African settings.

Constrained Writing

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Alphabetical Africa, Ambigram, Autogram, Cadaeic Cadenza, Chronogram, Life A User's Manual, Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den, Lipogram, One syllable article, Oulipo, Palindrome, Pilish, Tautogram, The Gates of Paradise, Univocalic, Word square. Excerpt: A palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of symbols or elements, whose meaning may be interpreted the same way in either forward or reverse direction. Composing literature in palindromes is an example of constrained writing. The word "palindrome" was coined from the Greek roots (; "again") and (; "way, direction") by the English writer Ben Jonson in the 17th century. The Greek phrase to describe the phenomenon is (; "crab inscription"), or simply karkinoi (; "crabs"), alluding to the movement of crabs, such as an inscription that may be read backwards. The Sator Square.Palindromes date back at least to 79 AD, as a palindrome was found as a graffito at Herculaneum, a city buried by ash in that year. This palindrome, called the Sator Square, consists of an sentence written in Latin: "Sator Arepo Tenet Opera Rotas" ("The sower Arepo holds works wheels"). It is remarkable for the fact that the first letters of each word form the first word, the second letters form the second word, and so forth. Hence, it can be arranged into a word square that reads in four different ways: horizontally or vertically from either top left to bottom right or bottom right to top left. As such, they can be referred to as palindromatic. A palindrome with the same property is the Hebrew palindrome, "We explained the glutton who is in the honey was burned and incinerated," (; PRShNW RBTN ShBDBSh NTBR WNShRP or parasnu raabhtan shebad'vash nitba'er venisraf), by Abraham ibn Ezra, referring to the halachic question as to whether a fly landing in honey makes the honey treif...

Alphabetical Guide To Gravestones In Smaller Cemeteries In South Africa

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May include name of deceased, dates and places of birth and death, age, name or names of next of kin, career accomplishments, other brief biographical information, and references to published genealogies. Film items 7-8 are repeated twice on the film because of misnumbering. Coverage is for all of South Africa.

White On Black

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For white readers and writers, Africa was long the Dark Continent, land of Tarzan and of Kurtz. In White on Black, John Gruesser delineates shifts in the perception and portrayal of Africa over the past half-century. By the beginning of the twentieth century, three traditions of writing about Africa had been firmly established: the political assessment, the expatriate, and the fantasy traditions. Non-black fiction and travel writing about the continent since World War II comprises three generations that descend directly from these traditions and a fourth category that deliberately avoids them. After World War II, writers such as Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, and Saul Bellow largely ignored the political changes occurring in the twilight of colonialism. These authors exhibited little deviation from the traditions that reached their acme as much as 60 years earlier in the works of Winston Churchill, Joseph Conrad, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. By the 1970s, V. S. Naipaul, Paul Theroux, and John Updike were more openly political than their predecessors, but their works for the most part represented adjustments to postcolonial conditions. Gruesser gives the first extended critical attention accorded in print to the work of writers of the 1980s, including J. G. Ballard, Maria Thomas, Helen Winternitz, and Jonathan Raban. These writers consciously acknowledged and actively worked to subvert established traditions. More recent novels by William Boyd, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Peter Dickinson, and William Duggan have gone further, focusing on the anomalies in the West's relationship with Africa and indicating an awareness that in order to render Africa more accurately, history itself must be rewritten.

Mid American Review

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Braby S Commercial Directory Of South East And Central Africa

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Includes: South Africa, Rhodesia, Zambia, Malawi, South-West Africa, Mocambique, Angola, Swaaziland, Botsawana and Lesotho.

The Journal Of Narrative Technique

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Problems And Poetics Of The Nonaristotelian Novel

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In this work an alternative tradition in fiction is played off against the mainstream novel, genre conventions, reader expectations, and the audience's worldview.

General Alphabetical Index To The Bills Reports Estimates Accounts And Papers Printed By Order Of The House Of Commons And To The Papers Presented By Command 1920 1928

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An Alphabetical Subject Index And Index Encyclopaedia To Periodical Articles On Religion 1890 1899

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Wide Angle

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The New Yorker

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Sun Moon

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Studia Anglica Posnaniensia

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The Holodeck In The Garden

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Collecting twenty essays written by distinguished scholars from the United States and Germany, The Holodeck in the Garden offers an informative tour of the complex interrelations between science, technology, and contemporary American literature. Contributors include Michael Berube writing on Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist; Joseph Conte on William Gibson and Bruce Sterling; David Cowart on Don DeLillo's Cosmopolis; Carl Djerassi on science-in-fiction; N. Katherine Hayles on Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon; Ursula Heise on risk and narrative in the contemporary novel; John Johnston on network theory; Brian McHale on Harry Mathews, Kathy Acker, and Gilbert Sorrentino; Joseph Tabbi on William Gaddis; and Curtis White on the "Great American Disaster Machine."

Oulipo Compendium

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A late 20th-century kabala, a labyrinth of literary secrets that will lure the uninitiated into rethinking everything they know about books and writing. The definitive encyclopedia of contemporary word-magic.