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Books Without Borders (2 Volume Pack)
Volumes 1 and 2: The Cross-National Dimension in Print Culture/Perspectives from South Asia
Edited by Robert Fraser and Mary Hammond
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
 
19 Jan 2009
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Where does the book belong? Does it enshrine the soul of a nation, or is it a means by which nations talk to one another, sharing ideas, technologies and texts? This two-volume set responds to these questions, using archive-based case studies of print culture from around the world. 


Description

Where does the book belong? Does it enshrine the soul of a nation, or is it a means by which nations talk to one another, sharing ideas, technologies and texts? This two-volume set responds to these questions, using archive-based case studies of print culture from around the world. 


Reviews

'Books without Borders offers an indispensable body of scholarship and theory.' - Leslie Howsam, SHARP -News


Contents

Volume 1:
List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; R.Fraser& M.Hammond
Books Without Borders: The Transnational Turn in Book History; S.Shep
Publishing under the Yoke: A Short History of the Bulgarian Book from Paisy of Hilendar to Peyo Yavorov; M.Gibson
'After the Old; yet as agreeable... to the Newest': British and American Almanacs in the Era of American Independence; L.Santoro
From Germany to Brazil: The History of the Fashion Magazine A Estação, an International Enterprise; A.C.Suriani da Silva
School Readers in the Empire and the Creation of Postcolonial Taste; R.Fraser
Origin and Growth of the 'White Fathers' Press at Bukalasa, Uganda; I.Page
A New Demand for Old Texts: Philippine Metrical Romances in the Early Twentieth Century; P.M.B.Jurilla
Greene, Waugh, and the Lure of Travel; L.Prescott
Africa Writes Back: Heinemann African Writers Series - A Publisher's Memoir; J.Currey
Outside the Nation(al): 'South African' Print and Book Cultures and Global 'Text-scapes'; A.van der Vlies
Shakespeare's Postcolonial Journey; R.Mooneeram
Select Bibliography
Index

Volume 2:
List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Notes on Contributors
Introduction; R.Fraser& M.Hammond
The 'Book' in India: Orality, Manu-Script, Print (Post)Colonialism; H.Trivedi
The Many Worlds of the Vernacular Book: Performance, Literacy and Print in Colonial Bengal; A.Ghosh
Publishing and Translating Hafez under Empire; K.Scoular Datta
Missionary Writing and the Self-Fashioning of Assamese Cultural Identity in Colonial India: Revisiting the Past, Understanding the Present; H.Medhi
Futures Past: Books, Reading, Culture in the Age of Liberalization; P.Joshi
Book Circulation and Reader Responses in Colonial India; D.Finkelstein
Thacker, Spink and Company: Bookselling and Printing in Mid Nineteenth-Century Calcutta; V.Condie
Two Paradigms of Literary Production: The Production, Circulation and Legal Status of Rudyard Kipling's Departmental Ditties and Indian Railway Library Texts; S.Towheed
War and the Colonial Book Trade: The Case of OUP India; R.Fraser
Between Bloomsbury, Gandhi and Transcultural Modernities: The Publication and Reception of Mulk Raj Anand's Untouchable; S.Nasta
Talking to India: The Literary Production and Consumption of South Asian Anglophone Writers in Britain, 1940-55; R.Ranasinha
Salman Rushdie and Zulfikar Ghosh in the Literary Marketplace; S.Brouillette
Bibliography
Index


Authors

MARY HAMMOND is Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton. She is the author of Reading, Publishing and the Formation of Literary Taste in England, 1880-1914 and articles on writing, reading and publishing in the Victorian and Edwardian periods. She is also co-editor of Publishing in the First World War: Essays in Book History.

ROBERT FRASER is Professor of English, Open University, UK. He is the author of books on Marcel Proust, Sir James Frazer, Victorian quest romance, print culture and various postcolonial literatures. A serial biographer, he is also a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Asiatic Society.