Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: contemporary literature and the state / Matthew Hart and Jim Hansen
  • An interview with Jeremy Cronin / Andrew Van Der Vlies
  • Tsotsis: on law, the outlaw, and the postcolonial state / Rita Barnard
  • The third English civil war: David Peace's "Occult history" of Thatcherism / Matthew Hart
  • Failed-state fiction / John Marx
  • Life, war and love: the queer anarchism of Robert Duncan's poetic action during the Vietnam war / Eric Keenaghan
  • Samuel Beckett's Catastrophe and the theater of pure means / Jim Hansen
  • The way ahead: the politics and poetics of Sinapore's developmental landscape / Jini Kim Watson
  • Afterword: states of time / Ian Baucom.