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Narratives of the European Border: A History of Nowhere by R. Robinson

By R. Robinson

Richard Robinson examines the illustration of moving ecu borders in twentieth-century narrative, drawing jointly an strange grouping of texts from various nationwide canons and comparing a few of the ways in which fictional settings transmute eu placelessness into narrative.

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Is it appropriate to think of Paul Gilroy's 'Black Atlantic', of the successful pseudo-cosmopolitan businessmen, Place-in-Space / Space-in-Place: Theories of the Border 31 whose only criterion is to live near an airport, and of the medieval Mediterranean routes/roots of Ashkenazi Jews, as equally diasporic? Not surprisingly, the seductiveness of diaspora as a just descriptor of transnational practices and loyalties brings it into contact with theories of the border. Clifford comments on the overlap and discrepancy between diaspora and border discourse.

This heterotopian list, on the other hand, deconstructs itself, both in the meta-textual 'included in the present classification' and 'et cetera', and also in the inapplicable terms of inclusion and exclusion. Might not a stray dog be tamed, so much loved by the emperor that he embalms it? Where would that go? This is the incompatibility not of type, but of typology. In addition, the idea of the encyclopaedia as a sealed temporal and historical container is obviously subverted by 'having just broken the water pitcher'.

29. Cronin, Translation and Globalization, p. 59. 30. , p. 91. 31. , pp. 71, 73, 91. 32. Cronin, Translation and Globalization, p. 73. 33. , p. 89. 34. Seamus Deane, Introduction, Nationalism, Colonialism, and Literature (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, A Field Day Company Book, 1990), pp. 18-19. 35. 22S. 36. Benita Parry, 'Resistance Theory / Theorising Resistance, or Two Cheers for Nativism', in Contemporary Postcolonial Theory: A Reader, ed. Padmini Mongia (London and New York: Arnold, 1996), pp.

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