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Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things

Tickell, Alex (2007). Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things. Routledge Guides to Literature. Abingdon: Routledge.

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On publication Arundhati Roy's first novel The God of Small Things (1997) rapidly became an international bestseller, winning the Booker Prize and creating a new space for Indian literature and culture within the arts, even as it courted controversy and divided critical opinion.
This guide to Roy’s ground-breaking novel offers: an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of The God of Small Things; a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present; a selection of new essays and reprinted critical essays by Padmini Mongia, Aijaz Ahmad, Brinda Bose, Anna Clarke, Émilienne Baneth-Nouailhetas and Alex Tickell on The God of Small Things, providing a range of perspectives on the novel and extending the coverage of key critical approaches identified in the survey section ; cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism ; suggestions for further reading.
Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of The God of Small Things and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Roy's text.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2007 Alex Tickell
ISBN: 0-415-35842-6, 978-0-415-35842-2
Extra Information: Includes a slelction of new essays and reprinted essays by other academics (see abstract)
Keywords: Arundhati Roy; The God of Small Things; India; Kerala; fiction; caste; postcolonial
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Art History, Classical Studies, English and Creative Writing, Music
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
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Item ID: 28769
Depositing User: Alex Tickell
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2011 15:32
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2016 16:24
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