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Rohinton Mistry : Contemporary World Writers - Peter Morey

Rohinton Mistry

Contemporary World Writers

Paperback Published: 16th September 2004
ISBN: 9780719067150
Number Of Pages: 224

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The award-winning novelist Rohinton Mistry is recognized 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 storytelling common to Persia and South Asia, and the experience of migration. 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.

"Peter Morey's work is an efficient effort to convey the symbolic complexity of Mistry's fiction and the book will serve as an invaluable handbook and entry point for students wishing to research the writer " Mala Pandurang, Wasafiri

Series Editor's Foreword
List of Abbreviations
Contexts and intertexts
'Throbbing between two lives': The structures of migration in 'Tales from Firozsha Baag'
Mistry's hollow men: Language, lies and the crisis of representation in 'Such a Long Journey'
Thread and circuses: Performing in the spaces of city and nation in 'A Fine Balance'
Running repairs: Corruption, community and duty in 'Family Matters'
Critical overview
Conclusion -- Rohinton Mistry: International man of stories
Select Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780719067150
ISBN-10: 0719067154
Series: Contemporary World Writers
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 16th September 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.24