Swimming Lessons and Other Stories from Firozsha Baag

Swimming Lessons and Other Stories from Firozsha Baag
A Book

by Rohinton Mistry

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores the crowded, throbbing life of India in a collection of stories set in Firozsha Baag, a Bombay apartment building characterized by an unexpected sense of community

Rohinton Mistry

Rohinton Mistry
A Book

by Peter Morey

  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 2013-07-19
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1847795919
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This electronic version has been made available under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-ND) open access license. The award-winning novelist Rohinton Mistry is recognised as one of the most important contemporary writers of postcolonial literature. This study - the first of its kind - will provide scholars and students with an insight into the key features of Mistry's work. Peter Morey suggests how the author's writing can be read in terms of recent Indian political history, his native Zoroastrian culture and ethos, conventions of oral storytellling common to Persia and South Asia, and the experience of migration which now sees him living in Canada. The texts are viewed through the lens of diaspora and minority discourse theories to show how Mistry's writing is illustrative of marginal positions in relation to sanctioned national identities.

A Study Guide for rohinton Mistry's "Swimming Lessons"

A Study Guide for rohinton Mistry's 'Swimming Lessons'
A Book

by Gale, Cengage Learning

  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 17
  • ISBN : 1410359824
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Study Guide for rohinton Mistry's "Swimming Lessons," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

A Companion to Indian Fiction in English

A Companion to Indian Fiction in English
A Book

by Pier Paolo Piciucco

  • Publisher : Atlantic Publishers & Dist
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN : 9788126903108
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After The Pioneer Works By Scholars Such As Naik, Narasimhaiah And Mukherjee, And The Thirty Years Of Silence Which Followed Their Ground-Breaking Achievements, The Companion Appears On The Scene Striving To Reinvigorate The Tradition Of Panoramic Studies Of Indian Literature In English. In The Intervening Period, Indian Fiction In English Has Become Of Paramount Importance In The Wide Context Of Postcolonial Studies: An Emergent Crop Of Novelists Belonging To The So-Called New Generation Has Colourfully Paved The Way Towards New Artistic Horizons, Re-Interpreting Western-Derived Literary Models With Inventive Approaches. Complementary To Their Role There Is The Articulate Presence Of A Host Of Indian Scholars Who In Recent Years Have Significantly Influenced The Course Of This Analysis And Have Vitally Contributed To Enlarging Its Scope Well Beyond The Original Boundaries Of Studies In Literary Criticism.The Companion, Therefore, Addresses The Exigencies Of Critics, Teachers And Students Alike All Those Who Need To Find Quick Points Of Reference In This Wide Field Of Studies By Relying On A Team Of Authoritative Collaborators And Specialists From All Over The World. Great Care Was Taken Not Only In Selecting Collaborators On The Basis Of Their Specialisation But Also Taking Into Account Their Cultural Background In Relation To The Author They Were To Discuss. The Book In Fact Has Been Organised To Have What Have Been Deemed To Be The Most Representative Authors In Indian Fiction Discussed In An Essay-Long Chapter Each, Structured To Highlight Crucial Points Such As Biographical Details, Novels And Critical Reception. Each Chapter Includes A Final Bibliography Complete With Primary And Secondary Sources, Enabling The Scholar To Have Immediate Orientation On Various Specific Topics. Finally, The Book Has An Innovative Section, With Synopses Of Novels, Planned To Allow Our Readers To Immediately Place The Authors Analysed Within The Panorama Of Indian Fiction In English. The Over 400 Synopses Included Principally Introduce Works Written By The Novelists Discussed At Length In The Previous Chapters But, Along With Them, It Is Also Possible To Find Summaries Of Works By Authors Who, Although Contributing In A Significant Way To The Development Of Forms And Techniques, Do Not Feature In The First Part.

The Fiction of South Asians in North America and the Caribbean

The Fiction of South Asians in North America and the Caribbean
A Critical Study of English-Language Works Since 1950

by Mitali P. Wong,Zia Hasan

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2010-06-28
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN : 9780786482245
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This study establishes connections between the themes and methodologies of writers within the South Asian diaspora in the New World, and serves both serious analysts as well as beginning readers of South Asian fiction. It is an impartial study that analyzes the stylistic excellence of South Asian fiction and the clearly emergent motifs of the writers, recognizing the value of the interplay of cultural differences and the need for resolution of those differences. The book begins with a discussion of the works of Indo-Caribbean novelists Samuel Selvon and V.S. Naipaul, author of A House for Mr. Biswas and The Enigma of Arrival, thereby establishing parallels between the immigration patterns of the South Asian diaspora who first emigrated to the Caribbean long before significant numbers of South Asians came to the United States. Next, the fiction of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (Heat and Dust), the non-fictional narratives of Ved Mehta (Face to Face), and the satire and social criticism of Bharati Mukherjee (Wife) and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (Sister of My Heart) are discussed. New literary voices such as those of Bapsi Sidhwa (An American Brat), Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri, whose characters, plots and themes deal with universal human experiences, Akhil Sharma, Manil Suri and Samrat Upadhyay are studied for the new directions and new methods they offer. A sub-genre of young adult fiction is discovered in the novels of Dhan Gopal Mukerji, such as in his Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon, and more recently in the works of Mitali Perkins and Indi Rana. Recent expatriate novelists from South Asia such as Anita Desai, Amitav Chosh, Vikram Chandra and the American editions of Vikram Seth's novels are appraised together with contemporary Indo-Canadian novelists and Indo-Caribbean novelists resident in Canada.

Perspectives on the Novels of Rohinton Mistry

Perspectives on the Novels of Rohinton Mistry
A Book

by Jaydipsinh Dodiya

  • Publisher : Sarup & Sons
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 105
  • ISBN : 9788176257220
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rohinton Mistry, b. 1952, Indo-English novelist.

Postliberalization Indian Novels in English

Postliberalization Indian Novels in English
Politics of Global Reception and Awards

by Aysha Iqbal Viswamohan

  • Publisher : Anthem Press
  • Release : 2014-11-01
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 1783083344
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Postliberalization Indian Novels in English: Politics of Global Reception and Awards” is a critical handbook that focuses on trends in contemporary Indian novels and discusses the global reception of these works. The volume provides a systematic approach to the study of Indian novelists that have not been (with certain exceptions) extensively examined.

Asian American Short Story Writers

Asian American Short Story Writers
An A-to-Z Guide

by Nelson O'Ceallaigh Ritschel

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN : 9780313322297
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Looks a the life and works of forty-nine Asian American short story writers.

Asian American Novelists

Asian American Novelists
A Bio-bibliographical Critical Sourcebook

by Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN : 9780313309113
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As a distinct area of literary study, Asian American literature now enjoys a level of critical recognition that was unimaginable when academic interest in the field began modestly some 25 years ago. Part of this recognition stems from the increasing contributions of Asian American novelists, whose works continue to capture growing levels of popular attention. This reference book provides alphabetically arranged entries for 70 Asian American novelists. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and provides a short biography, a discussion of major works and themes, an overview of the novelist's critical reception, and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources. In addition, the volume concludes with a selected, general bibliography.

Indian Writing in English and the Global Literary Market

Indian Writing in English and the Global Literary Market
A Book

by O. Dwivedi,L. Lau

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2014-10-28
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1137437715
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Indian Writing in English and the Global Literary Market delves into the influences and pressures of the marketplace on this genre, which this volume contends has been both gatekeeper as well as a significant force in shaping the production and consumption of this literature.

South Asian Novelists in English

South Asian Novelists in English
An A-to-Z Guide

by Jaina C. Sanga,Emmanuel Sampath Nelson

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 9780313318856
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Profiles more than fifty novelists from South Asia and discusses each author's major works, literary themes, and critical reception.

Colonial and Postcolonial Fiction

Colonial and Postcolonial Fiction
An Anthology

by Robert L. Ross

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 457
  • ISBN : 9780815333203
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Colonial and Postcolonial Fiction: An Anthology draws from this great common wealth of writing, offering 35 selections by major writers. The works included reflect both indigenous and settler cultures, and extend from the nineteenth century to the contemporary era."--Jacket.

Away

Away
The Indian Writer as an Expatriate

by Amitava Kumar

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-01-11
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1135777470
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For more than a generation, Indian writers in English have won praise in the West. The roll call of Indian-born writers is startling: Rushdie, Mukerjee, Mehta, Ghosh, Naipaul, Kureishi, Narayan, Mistry, among many others. Amitava Kumar, himself an Indian writer now 'away' in America, is editing a broad anthology of work by Indian writers whose lives and literary identities have been formed by their experiences in some form of exile. Spanning writing from the 1920s to the present, Away contains work by the writers mentioned above, alongside earlier pieces by Gandhi, Nehru, and Tagore, and a wide range of writers over the last half-century.

Multiculturalism and Identity Politics

Multiculturalism and Identity Politics
A Study of Three Parsee Diasporic Writers Sidhwa, Mistry and Desai

by Kalika Shah

  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing
  • Release : 2019-12-20
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN : 1543706193
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book aims at analysing the fiction produced by the expatriate Parsee writers of the Indian subcontinent: Bapsi Sidhwa, Rohinton Mistry and Boman Desai. These Parsee writers of the South Asian origin have emigrated to Canada and USA in the latter part of the twentieth century. Their works offer several possibilities seen from the multicultural point of view. The fiction of these Parsee diasporic writers examines the problem of migration, relocation and changing identities from a vantage point of distance gained by an insider’s view of their community and an outsider’s view from the host country. Dislocations, even when voluntary, always have a traumatic side to it due to the process of acculturation, assimilation into or differences with the host country and the issue of rights and privileges in the new location. For the diasporic communities of different backgrounds, their memory, history and cultural beliefs are the important factors that determine their identities. These Parsee novels demonstrate how individual and group/collective identities of the Parsees get constructed and reconstructed/redefined against the changing multinational contexts.

Tricks with a Glass

Tricks with a Glass
Writing Ethnicity in Canada

by Rocío G. Davis,Rosalía Baena

  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN : 9789042012134
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Studies of literary reflections on ethnicity are essential to the ever-renewed definition of Canadian literature. The essays in this collection explore the diverse ways of negotiating identity and the articulation of space in Canada, taking ethnicity as a driving force with ideological and cultural implications that lend public and literary discourse an urgent dynamism. While theorizing ethnicity is a valuable critical enterprise, these essays centre on the concrete realization of the problematics of ethnicity in creative writing, covering a wide range of Canada's mosaic. The creative inscription of ethnicity stimulates the evolution and expansion of Canada's literary heritage, the complexity of this cultural experience being the focus of the present collection. Fourteen essays, including a personal account by the Ukrainian-Canadian Janice Kulyk Keefer on the merging of private and public history, and two interviews - with the Chinese-Canadian writer Wayson Choy and the critic Linda Hutcheon - analyze the manifestations of the pluralism that has always characterized Canadian writers' consciousness of themselves, their engagement with the notion of the 'multicultural' and its significance in contemporary society and, in particular, its effect on creativity.

Colonial and Postcolonial Fiction in English

Colonial and Postcolonial Fiction in English
An Anthology

by Robert Ross

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-04-11
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN : 1136513361
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Religion and Ethnicity in Canada

Religion and Ethnicity in Canada
A Book

by Paul Bramadat,David Seljak

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 1442610182
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As the leading book in its field, Religion and Ethnicity in Canada has been embraced by scholars, teachers, students, and policy makers as a breakthrough study of Canadian religio-ethnic diversity and its impact on multiculturalism. A team of established scholars looks at the relationships between religious and ethnic identity in Canada's six largest minority religious communities: Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jews, Muslims and practitioners of Chinese religion. The chapters also highlight the ethnic diversity extant within these traditions in order to offer a more nuanced appreciation of the variety of lived experiences of members of these communities. Together, the contributors develop consistent themes throughout the volume, among them the changing nature of religious practice and ideas, current demographics, racism, and the role of women. Chapters related to the public policy issues of healthcare, education and multiculturalism show how new ethnic and religious diversity are challenging and changing Canadian institutions and society. Comprehensive and insightful, Religion and Ethnicity in Canada makes a unique contribution to the study of world religions in Canada.

Liminality and the Short Story

Liminality and the Short Story
Boundary Crossings in American, Canadian, and British Writing

by Jochen Achilles,Ina Bergmann

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-12-05
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 131781245X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is a study of the short story, one of the widest taught genres in English literature, from an innovative methodological perspective. Both liminality and the short story are well-researched phenomena, but the combination of both is not frequent. This book discusses the relevance of the concept of liminality for the short story genre and for short story cycles, emphasizing theoretical perspectives, methodological relevance and applicability. Liminality as a concept of demarcation and mediation between different processual stages, spatial complexes, and inner states is of obvious importance in an age of global mobility, digital networking, and interethnic transnationality. Over the last decade, many symposia, exhibitions, art, and publications have been produced which thematize liminality, covering a wide range of disciplines including literary, geographical, psychological and ethnicity studies. Liminal structuring is an essential aspect of the aesthetic composition of short stories and the cultural messages they convey. On account of its very brevity and episodic structure, the generic liminality of the short story privileges the depiction of transitional situations and fleeting moments of crisis or decision. It also addresses the moral transgressions, heterotopic orders, and forms of ambivalent self-reflection negotiated within the short story's confines. This innovative collection focuses on both the liminality of the short story and on liminality in the short story.

Dispatches from the Republic of Letters

Dispatches from the Republic of Letters
50 Years of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature

by Daniel Simon

  • Publisher : Deep Vellum Publishing
  • Release : 2020-10-20
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1646050347
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“The centrifugal pull of great literature, as embodied by the work of these twenty-five writers, draws us into a fuller realization of our humanity.” ¬– Daniel Simon, editor-in-chief of World Literature Today For the last fifty years, The Neustadt Prize has been one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world, second only to the Nobel. Poets, novelists, and playwrights from Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Orhan Pamuk to Czeslaw Milosz and Dubravka Ugresic are listed among the ranks of laureate. Now, in honor of the fiftieth anniversary, Dispatches from the Republic of Letters gathers the acceptance speeches of these twenty-five pioneering writers into one volume, edited and with an introduction by World Literature Today editor-in-chief Daniel Simon.

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die

1,000 Books to Read Before You Die
A Life-Changing List

by James Mustich

  • Publisher : Workman Publishing
  • Release : 2018-10-02
  • Pages : 960
  • ISBN : 1523505125
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“The ultimate literary bucket list.” —The Washington Post “If there’s a heaven just for readers, this is it.” —O, The Oprah Magazine Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends. Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die ranges across cultures and through time to offer an eclectic collection of works that each deserve to come with the recommendation, You have to read this. But it’s not a proscriptive list of the “great works”—rather, it’s a celebration of the glorious mosaic that is our literary heritage. Flip it open to any page and be transfixed by a fresh take on a very favorite book. Or come across a title you always meant to read and never got around to. Or, like browsing in the best kind of bookshop, stumble on a completely unknown author and work, and feel that tingle of discovery. There are classics, of course, and unexpected treasures, too. Lists to help pick and choose, like Offbeat Escapes, or A Long Climb, but What a View. And its alphabetical arrangement by author assures that surprises await on almost every turn of the page, with Cormac McCarthy and The Road next to Robert McCloskey and Make Way for Ducklings, Alice Walker next to Izaac Walton. There are nuts and bolts, too—best editions to read, other books by the author, “if you like this, you’ll like that” recommendations , and an interesting endnote of adaptations where appropriate. Add it all up, and in fact there are more than six thousand titles by nearly four thousand authors mentioned—a life-changing list for a lifetime of reading. “948 pages later, you still want more!” —THE WASHINGTON POST