In The Skin Of A Lion

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Author: Michael Ondaatje
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307776631
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In The Skin Of A Lion by Michael Ondaatje

Original Title: In The Skin Of A Lion

Bristling with intelligence and shimmering with romance, this novel tests the boundary between history and myth. Patrick Lewis arrives in Toronto in the 1920s and earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire and tunneling beneath Lake Ontario. In the course of his adventures, Patrick's life intersects with those of characters who reappear in Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning The English Patient. 256 pp.

The Representation Of Immigration Life In Michael Ondaatje S In The Skin Of A Lion

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Author: Seher Selcuk
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3668182485
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The Representation Of Immigration Life In Michael Ondaatje S In The Skin Of A Lion by Seher Selcuk

Original Title: The Representation Of Immigration Life In Michael Ondaatje S In The Skin Of A Lion

Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,6, University of Tubingen, language: English, abstract: This essay will argue that the life of the immigrant in Michael Ondaatje's "In the Skin of a Lion" is represented as hard, but also that the presence of the immigrants changed the city of Toronto in a positive way. The term paper will first introduce the author of "In the Skin of a Lion" and then compare the characters from the book by explaining the immigrant and native status. Furthermore, it will give an overview of the immigrants who changed the city of Toronto. At the end, this paper will point out today's immigration life with all of its difficulties.

Trading Magic For Fact Fact For Magic

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Author: Marc Colavincenzo
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042009264
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Trading Magic For Fact Fact For Magic by Marc Colavincenzo

Original Title: Trading Magic For Fact Fact For Magic

This study brings together three major areas of interest - history, postmodern fiction, and myth. Whereas neither history and postmodern fiction nor history and myth are strangers to one another, postmodernism and myth are odd bedfellows. For many critics, postmodern thought with its resistance to metanarratives stands in direct and deliberate contrast to myth with its apparent tendency to explain the world by means of neat, complete narratives. There is a strain of postmodern Canadian historical fiction in which myth actually forms a complement not only to postmodernism's suspicion of master-narratives but also to its privileging of those marginal and at times ignored areas of history. The fourteen works of Canadian fiction considered demonstrate a doubled impulse which at first glance seems contradictory. On the one hand, they go about demythologizing - in the Barthesian sense - various elements of historical discourse, exposing its authority as not simply a natural given but as a construct. This includes the fact that the view of history portrayed in the fiction has been either underrepresented or suppressed by official historiography. On the other hand, the history is then re-mythologized, in that it becomes part of a pre-existing myth, its mythic elements are foregrounded, myth and magic are woven into the narrative, or it is portrayed as extraordinary in some way. The result is an empowering of these histories for the future; they are made larger than life and unforgettable.

Comparative Cultural Studies And Michael Ondaatje S Writing

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Author: Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557533784
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Comparative Cultural Studies And Michael Ondaatje S Writing by Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek

Original Title: Comparative Cultural Studies And Michael Ondaatje S Writing

Annotation It is an event in literary criticism and culture scholarship that we have new studies on the work of such an original writer as Michael Ondaatje. In this collection, some of the most perceptive scholars working in cultural and literary studies examine Ondaatje's texts - his poetry, his novels In the Skin of a Lion, The English Patient (novel and film), and Anil's Ghost.

Genres Of Modernity

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Author: Dirk Wiemann
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042024933
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Genres Of Modernity by Dirk Wiemann

Original Title: Genres Of Modernity

Genres of Modernity maps the conjunctures of critical theory and literary production in contemporary India. The volume situates a sample of representative novels in the discursive environment of the ongoing critical debate on modernity in India, and offers for the first time a rigorous attempt to hold together the stimulating impulses of postcolonial theory, subaltern studies and the boom of Indian fiction in English. Combining close readings of literary texts from Salman Rushdie to Kiran Nagarkar with a wide range of philosophical, sociological and historiographic reflections, Genres of Modernity is of interest not only for students of postcolonial literatures but for academics in the fields of Cultural Studies at large.

Michael Ondaatje

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Author: Lee Spinks
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 1847795854
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Michael Ondaatje by Lee Spinks

Original Title: Michael Ondaatje

Michael Ondaatje is the first comprehensive and fully up-to-date study of Ondaatje's entire oeuvre. Starting from Ondaatje's beginnings as a poet, this volume offers an intensive account of each of his major publications, including The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Coming Through Slaughter, In The Skin of a Lion and The English Patient, drawing attention to the various contexts and intertexts that have informed his work. The book contains a broad overview of Ondaatje's career for students and readers coming to his work for the first time. It also offers an original reading of his writing which significantly revises conventional accounts of Ondaatje as a postmodern or postcolonial writer. As the fullest account of Ondaatje's work to date, Spinks's approach draws on a range of postcolonial theory and, as well as being a landmark in Ondaatje scholarship, makes a distinctive contribution to debates about postcolonial literature and the poetics of postmodernism.

In The Skin Of A Beast

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Author: Peggy McCracken
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022645908X
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In The Skin Of A Beast by Peggy McCracken

Original Title: In The Skin Of A Beast

In medieval literature, when humans and animals meet—whether as friends or foes—issues of mastery and submission are often at stake. In the Skin of a Beast shows how the concept of sovereignty comes to the fore in such narratives, reflecting larger concerns about relations of authority and dominion at play in both human-animal and human-human interactions. Peggy McCracken discusses a range of literary texts and images from medieval France, including romances in which animal skins appear in symbolic displays of power, fictional explorations of the wolf’s desire for human domestication, and tales of women and snakes converging in a representation of territorial claims and noble status. These works reveal that the qualities traditionally used to define sovereignty—lineage and gender among them—are in fact mobile and contingent. In medieval literary texts, as McCracken demonstrates, human dominion over animals is a disputed model for sovereign relations among people: it justifies exploitation even as it mandates protection and care, and it depends on reiterations of human-animal difference that paradoxically expose the tenuous nature of human exceptionalism.

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