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The Cosmopolitan Novel

Berthold Schoene


While the novel has traditionally been seen as tracking the development of the nation state, the author of this book queries whether globalisation might currently be prompting the emergence of a new sub-genre of the novel that is adept at imagining global community. The book introduces a new generation of contemporary British writers (Rachel Cusk, Kiran Desai, Hari Kunzru, Jon McGregor and David Mitchell) whose work is read against that of established novelists Arundhati Roy, James Kelman and Ian McEwan. Each chapter explores a different theoretical key concept, including ‘glocality’, ‘glomici ... More

Keywords: cosmopolitan novel, globalisation, cosmopolitan theory, British writers, glocality, glomicity, tour du monde, connectivity, compearance, Britishness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748638154
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638154.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Berthold Schoene, author