The national longing for form

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In Europe and the United States, for the most part, the triumphant literary depiction of nationalism is Romantic. It is part of an earlier period when the forming of nations was a European concern, and before the experience of colonialism, world war, and fascism had soured people on what Edward Said has called nationalism's 'heroic narratives'. But the nationalist mood is, aesthetically as socially, more strongly felt in the emergent societies of the world today, including those ethnic or regional breakaways on the European continent itself (Basque, Irish, Albanian, and so forth).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNation and Narration
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781136769313
ISBN (Print)0415014832, 9780415014830
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes


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