This thesis specially deals with the question “how does deconstruction make a space to let “absurdism” come into the prison-house of text? In Franz Kafka the Trial (1925) Kafka’s language and techniques has reformulated the relationship between deconstruction and absurdism and changed the manner in which they are related through his novel The Trial. According to Derrida, literature stands on the edge of everything, almost beyond everything, including itself. (Derrida’s, Act of Literature, ed. by Derek Attridge (New York: Routledge, 1992), p.47.
Catch-22 is an analogy of the ancient poem: The Gilgamesh Epic. Heller’s uses a transcendent framework to portray the individuation of a modern hero through his struggles with the mythic and archetypal forces of irrationalism as they are manifested in civilization (Woodson, 2001:3) In literature, writers occasionally refer to novels and poems of previous writers for inspiration. In the novel Catch 22 written by Joseph Heller, Heller uses the epic of Gilgamesh as a base for his novel. As proof, the similarities and differences in the plot, characters and themes will be discussed. Firstly, the archetypal plot of the two novels will be identified and discussed as well as the effect of using an archetypes in literature.
The important effect of the book The Empire Writes Back has been the recognition of the role of literary creativity in the former colonies. As theorists, they might be slow to acknowledge the role of specific literary works such as V.S. Naipaul’s The Mimic Men (1967) and Samuel Selvon’s immigrant novels The Lonely Londoners, Moses Ascending and Moses Migrating. They do provide some account of discussion of the various ‘models’ of post-colonial theory. The remarkable upsurge of writings in countries involved in the decolonization process and the theme of resistance since the Second World War, from third world countries has led readers worldwide to see that their own communities could produce writings of great power and relevance, if in the language of the former colonizers.
The renowned author Chimamanda Adichie narrates the novel, “Americanah” in a multifaceted way. Literature is not superficial it connects individuals with larger truths and ideas in society by tying in all universal goals, dreams, disappointments and tragedies. Adichie uses this binding material as she frames memories within stories, she disseminates scenes from different times and makes numerous political statements throughout the narrative. She is the chronicler, social commentator, whiner and storyteller. The metamorphic theme of separation versus connection spans the novel and explores the intricacies of culture and rapport amongst racial divides, identity, physical distances, personal misunderstandings and blacks in Nigeria, America and England.
Abstract. The Paper has explored the application of postmodernist theories in the context of Urdu fiction. The paper applies the terms like deconstruction, extension, differance to suggest the postmodern elements in selected Urdu fiction with a concern for alterity as reflected in the selected novels. Keywords.Culture, tradition, transition, shift, meaning, contexts, milieu. Postmodernism in Urdu Fiction Post Modernism and Modernism: a host-parasite relationship Modernism and Post Modernism have been the two dominant theories in the last fifty odd years and much of the creative writings in all literature have been analyzed and reviewed against the parameters of the two said literary theories.
Operation Shylock is Philip Roth’s most complex, convoluted and baffling novel, in which he uses the device of the literary double to parallel his identity and history in the text’s two leading personages. He thereby causes the reader to ponder the provocative and probably insoluble conundrums of fiction’s relation to reality and of autobiography’s role in the working of the literary imagination. Not only does the protagonistnarrator appear under the name, personal history, and likeness of the author as Philip Roth, but from the book’s opening chapter, another man obtrudes with the same name and in the same likeness, with the same gestures and in identical attire. The narrator, Philip, decides to name his double Moishe Pipik, Yiddish for Moses
Narrative Techniques in Vikram Chandra’s Fiction Abstract The purpose of this paper is to account for the Indian English fiction. The main focus will be placed on the narrative techniques in Vikram Chandra’s Fiction, who lives between Bombay and Washington. He is a real master when it comes to fictionalized oral storytelling, echoing the traditional Indian epics- the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. It is no wonder, then, that Chandra would define himself as a storyteller. The generic shaping of a text tends to voice the ontological conception of literature that an author has, as it is the case with Chandra’s transcultural narrative.
The novel, which has received praise for its employment of a sophisticated novelistic technique, also very skillfully unfolds the theme of a search, the quest for the Self. The novel begins mid-way in the course of events and Joshi uses the voice of Sindi Oberoi to unfold the plot and theme of his novel. Called to the mortuary in the U. S. A. to identity Babu's corpse, Sindi Oberoi cannot but admit being Babu's friend and "perhaps a bit more" (Arun Joshi: The Foreigner, p6). There is a reference made to June Blyth and we see the devastating effect Babu Kherr]kha's death has on her. However Joshi suspends this aspect of the narrative to follow Oberoi to New Delhi and to his meeting with Babu Khernkha's rich father.
The study of human universals is in the midst of a distinguished resurrection in linguistics, anthropology, behavioral biology, cognitive science and other fields. Literature is certainly the most eligible tool to discover and evaluate very atmosphere of human mind. Fiction, fasten the most characteristic and powerful form of literary expression today, has acquired an influential portion in the Indo- English literature. As quality literature concentrates on psychological concepts rather than sociological themes, Psychoanalysis becomes both the map and the legend for the 20th century's fiction and prominent novelists of post colonial India employed this technique and succeeded in exploring inner self of their characters. Nergis Dalal’s both novels Skin Deep (2005) and The Girls from Overseas (1979) nudge into the psyche of her female characters.