A pre-9/11 novel : Kapitoil by Teddy Wayne

2014
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dc.abstract.enKapitoil is a 2010 novel by American writer Teddy Wayne. In accordance with the author’s view that any novel narrated in the first person should be labelled “idiosyncratic,” this work certainly offers such a voice. The novel is narrated by a young Muslim man from Qatar who arrives in New York to work as a computer programmer in a major US corporation. His status of an “ultranerd,” cultural outsider and ESL learner makes for most of the humour of the book. However, at its core are serious questions concerning cultural clash, capitalism, globalisation and morality, as – set in 1999, and depicting a character with a vision which becomes drastically revised – Kapitoil provides a background to the current economic crisis. The author calls it “a pre-9/11 novel.” In the paper I examine this new label by locating the novel against the post-9/11 genre and its emergent “second generation,” the so-called postcolonial post-9/11 novel exemplified by Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007).pl
dc.affiliationWydział Filologiczny : Instytut Filologii Angielskiejpl
dc.contributor.authorKowal, Ewa - 145290 pl
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-23T10:40:44Z
dc.date.available2015-03-23T10:40:44Z
dc.date.issued2014pl
dc.description.physical69-79pl
dc.description.publication0,9pl
dc.description.volume7pl
dc.identifier.isbn978-80-7395-856-5pl
dc.identifier.issn1803-6058pl
dc.identifier.urihttp://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/4063
dc.languageengpl
dc.language.containerengpl
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dc.subject.en9/11pl
dc.subject.enpost-9/11 novelpl
dc.subject.enTeddy Waynepl
dc.subject.enKapitoilpl
dc.subject.enMohsin Hamidpl
dc.subject.enThe Reluctant Fundamentalistpl
dc.subject.encultural clashpl
dc.subject.encritique of capitalismpl
dc.subject.encapitalismpl
dc.subject.eneconomic crisispl
dc.subject.plpowieść po 11 września 2001pl
dc.subject.plTeddy Waynepl
dc.subject.plKapitoilpl
dc.subject.plMohsin Hamidpl
dc.subject.plThe Reluctant Fundamentalistpl
dc.subject.plkapitalizmpl
dc.subject.plkrytyka kapitalizmupl
dc.subject.plkryzys ekonomicznypl
dc.subtypeArticlepl
dc.titleA pre-9/11 novel : Kapitoil by Teddy Waynepl
dc.title.journalAmerican and British Studies Annualpl
dc.typeJournalArticlepl
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