The Writer as Critic : Essays in Literature, History and Culture

By: Jasbir Jain

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The Writer as Critic travels over more than a century and a half to trace the development of indigenous theoretical concerns and the intellectual engagement of writers with the major issues of their times. They address issues of language, social reform, narrotology, reality and realistic presentation, as they seek to define their positions. Both time and space come in for philosophical reflection, as does the concept of the self. Many of the essays included in the present selection have been translated from Indian languages and some of these for the first time. Manifestos, prefaces, autobiographical extracts, fictional representations of history form a part of this collection in order to capture the intensity of experience. The felt anguish of dislocation as well as the political and philosophical aspects of belonging connect up with theories of exile, the refugee and the immigrant and produce a counter discourse as cultural theories of time and space are explored. Together the essays, ranging from Derozio to Garg, enable the tracing of Indian literary and theoretical history and the relocation and interpretation of literary movements. Printed Pages: 336.

Title: The Writer as Critic : Essays in Literature, History and Culture

Author Name: Jasbir Jain

Categories: India, Literature,

Publisher: New Delhi, Rawat Publications: 2011

ISBN: 8131604179

ISBN 13: 9788131604175

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701962

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