The Fiction of South Asians in North America and the Caribbean

in the fiction discussed in the preceding chapters is more the anxiety of existence in the postmodern era than the alienation created by exile to a foreign land . It is interesting to note that South Asian fiction in America begins with ...

The Fiction of South Asians in North America and the Caribbean

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.

More Books:

The Fiction of America
Language: en
Pages: 334
Authors: Susanne Hamscha
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05 - Publisher: Campus Verlag

The Fiction of America juxtaposes classic literature of the American Renaissance with twentieth-century popular culture—pairing, for instance, Ralph Waldo Emerson with Finding Nemo, Walt Whitman with Spiderman, and Hester Prynne with Madonna—to investigate how the “Americanness” of American culture constitutes itself in the interplay of the cultural imaginary and performance.
Frank Merriwell and the Fiction of All-American Boyhood
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Ryan K. Anderson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-25 - Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

Gilbert Patten, writing as Burt L. Standish, made a career of generating serialized twenty-thousand-word stories featuring his fictional creation Frank Merriwell, a student athlete at Yale University who inspired others to emulate his example of manly boyhood. Patten and his publisher, Street and Smith, initially had only a general idea
Race, Immigration, and American Identity in the Fiction of Salman Rushdie, Ralph Ellison, and William Faulkner
Language: en
Pages: 156
Authors: Randy Boyagoda
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-02 - Publisher: Routledge

Salman Rushdie once observed that William Faulkner was the writer most frequently cited by third world authors as their major influence. Inspired by the unexpected lines of influence and sympathy that Rushdie’s statement implied, this book seeks to understand connections between American and global experience as discernible in twentieth-century fiction.
Gale Researcher Guide for: Asian American Literature and the Fiction of Sui Sin Far
Language: en
Pages: 10
Authors: Vanessa Holford Diana
Categories: Study Aids
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

Gale Researcher Guide for: Asian American Literature and the Fiction of Sui Sin Far is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.
The Fiction of South Asians in North America and the Caribbean
Language: en
Pages: 155
Authors: Mitali P. Wong, Zia Hasan
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-28 - Publisher: McFarland

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