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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 323–343.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Paul Stasi This essay takes up the relationship between modernism and postcolonialism through a comparison of Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim and Amitav Ghosh's Sea of Poppies . What Conrad understands as a crisis in narrative form is, I argue, a function of his understanding of history as the absolute...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 62–84.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Nienke Boer Abstract This article diagnoses and discusses the emergence of a set of contemporary realist novels that engage with historical events, connect disparate parts of the global South through depicting travel or displacement, and feature subaltern protagonists. Exemplified by Amitav Ghosh's...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 324–328.
Published: 01 August 2011
... of Cooppan’s analyses of nationalism seem far-flung and stretched thin over the long twentieth century, they are nevertheless compellingly synthesized through her method of “ghost reading” (100–101). As Cooppan, aptly quoting Amitav Ghosh, reminds us, “all [that] a ghost is, [is] a pres- ence...
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Novel (2017) 50 (2): 316–320.
Published: 01 August 2017
... Goethe, G. W. F. Hegel, and Karl Marx), worlding (via Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, and Derrida), and postcolonial literature (exemplified by Michelle Cliff, Amitav Ghosh, Nurrudin Farah, and, in an epilogue, Ninotchka Rosca and Timothy Mo)—it is ultimately worlding and in particular the Derridean revision...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 155–159.
Published: 01 May 2022
... through global capitalism and imperialism. From Mantel's novel, Hart moves seamlessly to a discussion of Amitav Ghosh's Ibis trilogy, which provides the hinge for the final chapter on Ballard's and Ishiguro's treatments of interwar Shanghai in Empire of the Sun and When We Were Orphans...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 278–294.
Published: 01 August 2016
.... Its stripped-down aesthetic functions as a radical alternative to metaphor, which is the conventional literary figure of the postcolonial novel, as exemplified by Adichie's own “half of a yellow sun,” Roy's “god of small things” (or the first “cost of living”), Amitav Ghosh's “shadow lines,” and so...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 388–396.
Published: 01 November 2017
...-called world literature in English or to fiction from what was until recently called the “developing world,” where the historical novel still finds work to do, sifting the ruins of empire, traversing the war zones and migration paths of empire's wake. Once again the world intrudes as limit: Amitav Ghosh...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 158–161.
Published: 01 May 2016
... point. It is not that the affinities between these authors' work and that of Amitav Ghosh and Manil Suri, who do live and work in the United States, are not interesting; but here I find Irr's focus on what happens in novels less compelling in the absence of some consideration of the institutional...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 330–333.
Published: 01 August 2019
... to Amitav Ghosh—opens up enticing prospects for the field. In this sense, extending its terms to look back on itself, we may see Walkowitz's book as itself born translated: remarkably accessible, lucid in its exposition of some difficult novels, aware of debates in specialized literary studies, but free...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 307–316.
Published: 01 November 2020
... But the novel has known this all along. The novel has never been (only) what Amitav Ghosh, quoting John Updike, damningly characterizes as an “individual moral adventure” ( Ghosh 127 ). Looking back at the long epoch of “surging carbon emissions,” Ghosh notes that “very few . . . of the literary minds...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 483–486.
Published: 01 November 2013
... to transnational literary texts. Critique is performed in this book, and on an extraordinary range of texts; Marx puts contemporaries like Michael Ondaatje, Timothy Mo, Kazuo Ishiguro, Amitav Ghosh, Ahdaf Soueif, Monica Ali, Yvonne Vera, and others in fruitful dialogue with modernists like Joseph Conrad, Vir...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 339–361.
Published: 01 August 2018
... to model a nonrestrictive global Southern humanism makes the appeal of apparent nonmediation especially clear. The first, typified by the archival anglophone Indian writer Amitav Ghosh in his novels of vast cartographic spread (particularly Sea of Poppies from 2008, the start of an epic trilogy about...
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Novel (2017) 50 (3): 329–337.
Published: 01 November 2017
... than they did, both in critical discussion and also in curricular organization. How has it happened that an essay of mine is about to appear with the title “Amitav Ghosh's Ibis Trilogy in American World Literature”? Cien años de soledad , by Gabriel García Márquez, appeared in 1967, and in Novel...
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Novel (2023) 56 (3): 410–429.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of predictability obsolete. As Amitav Ghosh has argued, the “regime of statistics” ( 19 ) that has long governed fiction and insurance does not reflect the reality of a planetary situation characterized by unlikely and unprecedented phenomena. Reporting on the crisis of home insurance amid California's wildfires...
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Novel (2016) 49 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 August 2016
... years of historical novels in the “world lit” canon of quality fiction in and outside the United States. I am thinking of writers like Amitav Ghosh, Mario Vargas Llosa, Colson Whitehead, Chang-Rae Lee, Hilary Mantel, David Mitchell, Richard Flanagan, and many more taking over from an earlier generation...