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Irony and the Sacred in Lee Kok Liang's Fiction

Andrew Hock Soon Ng

in Intimating the Sacred: Religion in English Language Malaysian Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789888083213
eISBN:
9789882209831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083213.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Lee Kok Liang's fiction, as noted by many scholars, is characterized by his use of irony to foreground socio-political injustices, and subjective helplessness in the face of overwhelming forces. This ... More


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