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Author Brusasco, Paolo, author

Title Writing within/without/about Sri Lanka : discourses of cartography, history and translation in selected works by Michael Ondaatje and Carl Muller / Paola Brusasco
Published Stuttgart : Ibidem, [2010]
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Series Studies in English literatures, 1614-4651 ; Bd. 16
Studies in English literatures ; Bd. 16
Contents Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; 1 Cartography and Mapping; 1.1 Western Images of Sri Lanka; 2 The Making of History; 2.1 History and the Construction of Identities in Sri Lanka; 3 Language and Translation; 3.1 Writing in English in Sri Lanka; 4 Writing Within/Without/About Sri Lanka; 4.1 Michael Ondaatje: Without (and About) Sri Lanka; 4.1.1 The English Patient: A Eulogy of Deferral; 4.1.1.1 "I didn't give them a right name."; 4.1.1.2 "Cul-de-sacs within the sweep of history"; 4.1.1.3 "Words, Caravaggio. They have a power."
4.1.2 Running in the Family: A Piecemeal Sketch of a Family, a Country, an Era through Journeys and Rumours4.1.3 Anil's Ghost: The Ordeals of Identity; 4.2 Carl Muller: Within and About Sri Lanka; 4.2.1 The Jam Fruit Tree, Yakada Yakā, Once Upon a Tender Time:Bittersweet Scenes of a "madcap, merry lifestyle."; 4.2.2 Colombo: A Novel: Deconstructing the City; Conclusions; Bibliography
Summary Paola Brusasco's study offers an original insight into Sri Lankan literature in English and an exploration of cultural, social, and linguistic issues at the basis of the country's ethnic conflict. By focussing on two distinctive and representative writers, both Burghers, yet with different personal histories, Brusasco confronts issues of cartography, history, and language, all contributing to a specific definition of identity. Both Ondaatje and Muller are outsiders, the former because of his diasporic existence, the latter because of his excentricity within the reality of a divided country whe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Muller, Carl, 1935- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Ondaatje, Michael, 1943- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Sri Lanka -- In literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3838260759 (electronic bk.)
9783838260754 (electronic bk.)