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The notion of thinking as an outside, and the critical distance which this entails, is a key to an understanding of Desai as writer, and a recurrent theme for the discussions of her novels and short stories in her book. It informs her authorial perspectives on India, its places, scenes, and people, and her creative engagement with those who, through a combination of accident and choice, find themselves marginalised, displaced, and dispossessed. The search for other, alternative, worlds outside of the social and cultural mainstream defines the self-identity of many of Desai's characters, and underlines their problematic identification with the communities in which they are located. Through detailed discussions of a number of short stories and novels, and references to other works by Indo-English writers, this book shows how Desai maps her 'India', and opens up ways of reading 'India' for the reader as outsider.

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Elaine Ho is Associate Professor of English at the University of Hong Kong where she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on post-colonial literature and theory. She has written extensively on literature for several post-colonial journals and contributed a study of Timothy Mo to the Contemporary World Writer Series (2000).

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Book Description Northcote House, 2006. Soft cover. Condition: New. 1st Edition. 128pp Writers & Their Work Series [In stock in Australia now for immediate despatch] A study of the short stories and novels of Anita Desai in the context of postcolonial debates about gender, identity, the local and the global, and some aspects of Indo-English writing.The notion of thinking as an outsider, and the critical distance which this entails, is a key to an understanding of Desai as writer, and a recurrent theme in the discussions of her novels and short stories in this book. It informs her authorial perspectives on India, its places, scenes, and people, and her creative engagement with those who, through a combination of accident and choice, find themselves marginalised, displaced, and dispossessed.The search for other, alternative, worlds outside of the social and cultural mainstream defines the self-identity of many of Desai's characters, and underlines their problematic identification with the communities in which they are located. Through detailed discussions of a number of short stories and novels, and references to other works by Indo-English writers, this book shows how Desai maps her 'India', and opens up ways of reading 'India' for the reader as outsider.Readership: *Students of literature in schools and in higher education *Teachers of post-colonial literature *Scholars valuing the extensive and up-to-date bibliography *Sixth form, academic and public librariesKey Points: *First book-length study of Desai to be published outside India *Written by a post-colonial specialist *Desai widely taught and studied on post-colonial literature coursesElaine Yee Lin Ho is Associate Professor of English at the University of Hong Kong where she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on post-colonial literature and theory. Seller Inventory # 5384

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