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Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire

Saikat Majumdar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156950
eISBN:
9780231527675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156950.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Everyday life in the far outposts of empire can be static, empty of the excitement of progress. A pervading sense of banality and boredom are, therefore, common elements of the daily experience for ... More


Beyond Multiculturalism: Tagore . . Joyce … Rushdie . . Chaudhuri

Peter D. McDonald

in Artefacts of Writing: Ideas of the State and Communities of Letters from Matthew Arnold to Xu Bing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198725152
eISBN:
9780191792595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198725152.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Seen in the context of the evolving critique of multiculturalism within UNESCO, this chapter examines the network of relationships linking Joyce, Tagore, Salman Rushdie, and Amit Chaudhuri. It begins ... More


Poetics of the Prosaic

Saikat Majumdar

in Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156950
eISBN:
9780231527675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156950.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book identifies the way the banality of everyday life and the boredom that often accompanies it paradoxically shape a ... More


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