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Studies in Literary Criticism, Volume 2

Mohit K. Ray

Published by Atlantic, 2010
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Contents Preface 1 Shakespeares construction of the Jew 2 Shakespeare in kabuki 3 Conrads treatment of the Other in Heart of Darkness 4 Don Giovanni and the Circe Chapter of Ulysses 5 Stitching and Unstitching in Sailing to Byzantium author as reader 6 TS Eliot and TE Hulme a question of critical influence 7 TS Eliot and Irving Babbitt a question of critical influence 8 Language as a construct of drama a note on Eliots dramatic practice 9 Wilfred Owen Dulce et Decorum est 10 Goldings use of myths in Lord of the Flies 11 The Old Man and the Sea an archetypal perspective 12 Remembering ransom 13 Joseph Brodsky poet 14 I Heard the Owl Call My Name the twentieth century in retrospect 15 The Earth and the Sky the inverted structures of Ascent and Descent in Kroetschs What the Crow Said 16 Tagore on Ghare Baire aesthetics in command 17 The Self-Destructive Tagore a critical reading 18 A River Sutra a gyno-ecological perspective 19 The Servants of Amit a study in ambivalence 20 Use of thematic symbols in silence The Court is in Session 21 Locusts Stand I some feminine aspects of The God of Small Things 22 Re-orienting the oriental story-telling tradition an introduction to and overview of the stories of Manoj Das 23 Problems of evaluating a Sanskrit drama by western standard 24 Towards a new poetics for evaluating Indian English literature 25 Imitation as aesthetics of transformation IndexThe twenty-five essays included in this volume which is actually a sequel to Studies in Literary Criticism 2001 is a selection of articles published in different journals and periodicals Most of the essays were occasioned by seminars and conferences held in India and abroad and were published in different books and journals over a long period of time The purpose of collecting some of them in this volume is to make them easily accessible to the students and scholars who are interested in the areas dealt withThe volume covers a wide spectrum of areas and begins with the good old Shakespeare and includes essays on mainstream canonical authors such as Conrad Joyce Yeats Eliot Owen and Golding Furthermore it also addresses some major writers outside the mainstream British literature such as Hemingway from America Craven and Kroetsch from Canada Brodsky the exile and a bunch of Indian authors--from Nirad C Chaudhuri to Amit Chaudhuri including Gita Mehta V Tendulkar Arundhati Roy Manoj Das Girish Karnad in between--and above all Rabindranath Tagore as also the great ancient Sanskrit poet KalidasaVarious critical theories and concepts such as archetypal criticism myth criticism new criticism historicism feminist criticism eco-feminism transculturalism phonoaesthetics textual criticism intermediality of art and music Aristotles poetics and Indian poetics--as well as the possibility of evolving a new poetics--have been discussed and used in examining authors and texts both literary and critical In course of exploring this wide spectrum of literature the author further reaches out to interesting areas like Mozarts opera Japanese Kabuki theatre ancient Indian natyasastra the Indian tradition of oral literature and folk-drama etc thereby introducing a remarkable range and perspective in the students jacket 316 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 86852

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Title: Studies in Literary Criticism, Volume 2

Publisher: Atlantic

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

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