Arun Kolatkar and Literary Modernism in India

Moving Lines
Author: Laetitia Zecchini
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1623565588
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
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In this first scholarly work on India's great modern poet, Laetitia Zecchini outlines a story of literary modernism in India and discusses the traditions, figures and events that inspired and defined Arun Kolatkar. Based on an impressive range of archival and unpublished material, this book also aims at moving lines of accepted genealogies of modernism and 'postcolonial literature'. Zecchini uncovers how poets of Kolatkar's generation became modern Indian writers while tracing a lineage to medieval oral traditions. She considers how literary bilingualism allowed Kolatkar to blur the boundaries between Marathi and English, 'Indian' and 'Western sources; how he used his outsider position to privilege the quotidian and minor and revived the spirit of popular devotion. Graphic artist, poet and songwriter, storyteller of Bombay and world history, poet in Marathi, in English and in 'Americanese', non-committal and deeply political, Kolatkar made lines wobble and treasured impermanence. Steeped in world literature, in European avant-garde poetry, American pop and folk culture, in a 'little magazine' Bombay bohemia and a specific Marathi ethos, Kolatkar makes for a fascinating subject to explore and explain the story of modernism in India. This book has received support from the labex TransferS: http://transfers.ens.fr/

Indian Literature and the World

Multilingualism, Translation, and the Public Sphere
Author: Rossella Ciocca,Neelam Srivastava
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113754550X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
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This book is about the most vibrant yet under-studied aspects of Indian writing today. It examines multilingualism, current debates on postcolonial versus world literature, the impact of translation on an “Indian” literary canon, and Indian authors’ engagement with the public sphere. The essays cover political activism and the North-East Tribal novel; the role of work in the contemporary Indian fictional imaginary; history as felt and reconceived by the acclaimed Hindi author Krishna Sobti; Bombay fictions; the Dalit autobiography in translation and its problematic international success; development, ecocriticism and activist literature; casteism and access to literacy in the South; and gender and diaspora as dominant themes in writing from and about the subcontinent. Troubling Eurocentric genre distinctions and the split between citizen and subject, the collection approaches Indian literature from the perspective of its constant interactions between private and public narratives, thereby proposing a method of reading Indian texts that goes beyond their habitual postcolonial identifications as “national allegories”.

Global Modernists on Modernism

An Anthology
Author: Alys Moody,Stephen J. Ross
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474242332
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 488
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Bringing together works by writers from sub-Saharan Africa, Turkey, central Europe, the Muslim world, Asia, South America and Australia – many translated into English for the first time – this is the first collection of statements on modernism by writers, artists and practitioners from across the world. Annotated throughout, the texts are supported by critical essays from leading modernist scholars exploring major issues in the contemporary study of global modernism. Global Modernists on Modernism is an essential resource for students and scholars of modernism and world literature and one that opens up a dazzling new array of perspectives on the field.

Broadcasting in the Modernist Era


Author: Matthew Feldman,Henry Mead,Erik Tonning
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472513592
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 296
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The era of literary modernism coincided with a dramatic expansion of broadcast media throughout Europe, which challenged avant-garde writers with new modes of writing and provided them with a global audience for their work. Historicizing these developments and drawing on new sources for research ? including the BBC archives and other important collections - Broadcasting in the Modernist Era explores the ways in which canonical writers engaged with the new media of radio and television. Considering the interlinked areas of broadcasting 'culture' and politics' in this period, the book engages the radio writing and broadcasts of such writers as Virginia Woolf, W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, James Joyce, George Orwell, E. M. Forster, J. B. Priestley, Dorothy L. Sayers, David Jones and Jean-Paul Sartre. With chapters by leading international scholars, the volume's empirical-based approach aims to open up new avenues for understandings of radiogenic writing in the mass-media age.

Samuel Beckett and Experimental Psychology

Perception, Attention, Imagery
Author: Joshua Powell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350091731
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
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Samuel Beckett's private writings and public work show his deep interest in the workings of the human mind. Samuel Beckett and Psychology is an innovative study of the author's engagement with key concepts in early experimental psychology and rapidly developing scientific ideas about perception, attention and mental imagery. Through innovative new readings of Beckett's later dramatic and prose works, the book reveals the links between his aesthetic method and the methodologies of experimental psychology through the 20th century. Covering important later works including Happy Days, Not I and Footfalls, Samuel Beckett and Psychology sheds important new light on Beckett's depictions of the workings of the embodied mind.

Bombay Modern

Arun Kolatkar and Bilingual Literary Culture
Author: Anjali Nerlekar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780810132733
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 352
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Anjali Nerlekar's Bombay Modern is a close reading of Arun Kolatkar's canonical poetic works that relocates the genre of poetry to the center of both Indian literary modernist studies and postcolonial Indian studies. Nerlekar shows how a bilingual, materialist reading of Kolatkar's texts uncovers a uniquely resistant sense of the "local" that defies the monolinguistic cultural pressures of the post-1960 years and straddles the boundaries of English and Marathi writing. Bombay Modern uncovers an alternative and provincial modernism through poetry, a genre that is marginal to postcolonial studies, and through bilingual scholarship across English and Marathi texts, a methodology that is currently peripheral at best to both modernist studies and postcolonial literary criticism in India. Eschewing any attempt to define an overarching or universal modernism, Bombay Modern delimits its sphere of study to "Bombay" and to the "post-1960" (the sathottari period) in an attempt to examine at close range the specific way in which this poetry redeployed the regional, the national, and the international to create a very tangible yet transient local.

Diarios Indios


Author: Allen Ginsberg
Publisher: Ediciones Escalera
ISBN: 9788493948979
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 248
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Collected here are journal entries culled from 18 notebooks that Allen Ginsberg kept during the 1950s and early 1960s, when he and his fellow Beat poets led an insurrection that profoundly altered the American literary and cultural landscapes. The diary notes, dreams, poems, reflections, and thoughts included in this book intimately illuminate Ginsberg's travels and his mental journeys. They reveal conversations with William Carlos Williams, drug experiences, a chance meeting with Dylan Thomas, stays in Mexico and the cities of San Francisco and New York, first impressions of Naked Lunch, bits and pieces of several of his poems, political rants, and times spent with other Beats. Coleccionadas aquí se encuentran entradas sacadas de 18 cuadernos que Allen Ginsberg mantuvo durante los 50 y los primeros años de los 60, cuando él y sus compañeros poetas Beat llevaron a cabo una insurrección que alteró profundamente el paisaje literario y cultural americano. Las notas de diario, sueños, poemas, reflexiones y pensamientos incluidos en este libro iluminan íntimamente los viajes físicos y mentales de Ginsberg. Revelan conversaciones con William Carlos Williams, experiencias bajo la influencia de drogas, un encuentro al azar con Dylan Thomas, estadías en México y en las ciudades de San Francisco y Nueva York, primeras impresiones de El almuerzo desnudo, trozos de varios poemas suyos, quejas políticas y tiempo pasado con otros Beats.

Clearing a Space

Reflections on India, Literature and Culture
Author: Amit Chaudhuri
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781906165017
Category: History
Page: 330
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Offers an exploration of what it means to be a modern Indian in relation to the West. This work features essays about Indian popular culture and high culture, travel and location in Paris, Bombay, Dublin, Calcutta and Berlin, empire and nationalism, Indian and Western cinema, music, art and literature, politics, race, and cosmopolitanism.

Arte y cultura

ensayos críticos
Author: Clement Greenberg
Publisher: Grupo Planeta (GBS)
ISBN: 9788449312601
Category: Art
Page: 306
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Clement Greenberg ha sido posiblemente el critico de arte mas influyente de los ultimos tiempos. Apasionado especialmente por la pintura, ejercio de mentor del movimiento moderno americano hasta el punto de convertirse en el profeta de algunos grandes pintores del siglo XX, como Jackson Pollock, y de llegar a ostentar la hegemonia critica en el mundo del arte a lo largo de varias generaciones. Greenberg se distancio del academicismo para cultivar una forma de critica mas periodistica en la que la reflexion sobre el arte se mantiene proxima a las obras, en lugar de erigirse en una teoria general. Autor polemico, proclamaba maliciosamente que la labor del critico consiste simplemente en mirar, aunque su mirada, asumiendo esta suerte de sofisticada inocencia, debe ser capaz de subvertir algunas de las ideas recibidas en torno al arte o a un artista en particular. Greenberg estaba convencido de que el mejor arte solo puede ser aquel que cada uno considere el mejor, con la salvedad de que el valor de esta consigna supone espectadores activos, capaces de aprender constantemente y establecer comparaciones de continuo. Arte y cultura es una seleccion de articulos sobre pintura, literatura y arte en general, a traves de los cuales el lector podra comprobar hasta que punto la capacidad critica del autor rendia tributo a su espiritu provocador y a su voluntad polemica. Mas alla de las obras y autores comentados, el interes de los escritos aqui reunidos radica en su vigor critico, testimonio de una forma nueva de enfrentarse al arte que sin duda sento precedente.

Modernist Literature and Postcolonial Studies


Author: Rajeev Patke
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748682600
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
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Provides a fresh account of modernist writing in a perspective based on the reading strategies developed by postcolonial studiesNeither modernity nor colonalism (and likewise, neither postmodernity nor postcoloniality) can be properly understood without recognition of their intertwined development. This book interprets modernity as an asymmetrically global phenomenon complexly connected to the course of Western imperialism, and demonstrates how the impact of Western modernism produced new developments in writing from all the former colonies of Europe and the US. These developments constitute the afterlife of Western modernism.The various ways in which the aesthetic ideologies and writing strategies of Western modernism have been adapted, transposed and modified by some of the most innovative writers of the twentieth century is demonstrated in the book through a set of case studies, each of which juxtaposes a canonical modernist text with a postcolonial text that shows how modernist modes metamorphosed in interaction with the turbulent and volatile realities of colonies and new nations struggling to arrive at a modernity of their own in contexts marked by colonial histories. Thus Kafka's allegories are juxtaposed with the use of allegory in writers like Salman Rushdie and J.M.Coetzee; the gendered modernity of Virginia Woolf is juxtaposed with the disturbing and powerful fictions of writers such as Jean Rhys and Katherine Mansfield; the intellectualized and urbanized spirituality of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land is re-read in the revisionist contexts created by the brilliant and troubled urban spirituality of writers such as Arun Kolatkar from India and a text such as The Woman Who Had Two Navels, from the Philippines.

Rethinking Indian English Literature


Author: U. M. Nanavati,Prafulla C. Kar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Indic literature (English)
Page: 155
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This Volume Of Essays Examines Some Of The Important Issues In Indian English Literature Emerging Both From Its Search For A New Sense Of Identity And Its Affiliation To A Global Perspective In The Wake Of Post Colonialism. The Essays Comprising This Volume Address Topics Such As Nation And Nationalism, Hybridization And Assimilation, Problems Of Exile And Migration, The Question Of Location And Boundaries And The Place Of Indian English Literature In The Changing Canon Of English Studies. By Focusing On The Shifting Paradigms Of Indian English Literature As A Part Of The Subtle Transformation Of The Global Configurations Of English, The Volume Attempts To Place The Genre Of This Writing Within A Broad Range Of Issues Stemming From The Peculiar And Problematic Role Of English As A Creative Medium Deployed In Various Ways In The Countries Which Were Once A Part Of The British Empire. For Illustrative Diagnostic Purposes Some Important Writers Like Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh, Attia Hosain, Vikram Seth, Arundhati Roy Are Included In This Volume. But The Overall Focus Of This Volume Is Not On The Individual Writers Or Texts And Their Close Readings, But On Conceptual And Ideological Formations Of The Genre Of Indian English Literature And The Way It Has Entered The Canon Of English Studies In India Both In Its Contestatory And Collaborative Modes.

La otra voz

poesía y fin de siglo
Author: Octavio Paz
Publisher: Editorial Seix Barral
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literatura mexicana - Novela - Siglo XX
Page: 141
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"Cierra el panorama teorico-critico iniciado con ""El arco y la lira""."

Indian Literature


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Indic literature
Page: N.A
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Heritage and Ruptures in Indian Literature, Culture and Cinema


Author: Cornelius Crowley,Geetha Ganapathy-Doré,Michel Naumann
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443878545
Category: History
Page: 290
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This book investigates the millennial history of the Indian subcontinent. Through the various methods adopted, the objects and moments examined, it questions various linguistic, literary and artistic appropriations of the past, to address the conflicting comprehensions of the present and also the figuring/imagining of a possible future. The volume engages with this general cultural condition, in relation both to the subcontinent’s current “synchronic” reality and to certain aspects of the culture’s underlying diachronic determinations. It also reveals how the multiple heritages are negotiated through the subcontinent’s long-term sedimentational history. It scrutinizes both conservative interpretations of heritage and a possibly incremental enrichment, and the additional possibility of a mode of appropriation open to a dialectic of creative destruction, in which the patrimonial imperative is challenged, leaving room for processes of renewal and rejuvenation. The collection is organized around four major topics: Orientalism, addressed by way of the Tamil Epic Manimekalai, through the evocation of the Hastings Circle and views on a possible Hindu-Muslim unity sketched out by Sayyid Ahmed Khan; modernism in Indian and Burmese texts written in English; pictorial art, through a consideration of the work of some modern and contemporary Indian artists and British Asian and Indian film directors; and, finally, the current state of a body of critical thinking on gender.

Indian literature

positions and propositions
Author: Saccidānandan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788185753256
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 247
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This Volume Of Critical Essays On Indian Literature Cobers A Wide Range Of Genres Like Novel, Short Story And Poetry And Of Languages Like Hindi, English, Urdu, Bengali, Oriya, Kannada And Malayalam Besides English. Informed By A Deeo And Firsthand Awareness Of Indian Literary Trends And Texts As Well As Of Contemporary Literary Theory, These Essays Revaluate Concepts And Movements Like Modernism, Dalit Literature, Nativism And Feminism And Offer Close Readings Of The Texts Of A Number Of Indian Writers Including Premchand, Mirza Ghalib, Mahasweta Devi, Ramakanta Rath, Kamala Das, Chandrasekhara Kambar And Ayyappa Paniker. The Author'S Radical Democratic Attitude To Literature Is Evidenced By His Jusicious Is Evidenced By His Judicious Acceptance Of The Diversity Of Indian Literature And His Sympathetic Understanding Of Avant-Gardist And Subalyern Trends. His Perceptions Are Fresh, Position Well-Argued. Writen In A Lucid Jargon-Free Style, These Insightfuleassays, Including The Brief Editorial Reflections He Wrote For The Journal Indian Literature, Make An Indispensable And Fascinating Reading

El vendedor de dulces


Author: R. K. Narayan
Publisher: Bambu, Editorial
ISBN: 9788483431481
Category: Education
Page: 240
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La vida de Jagan, el vendedor de dulces más popular de la ciudad india de Malgudi, transcurre plácida entre las bandejas de dulces y las charlas con «el primo», su amigo fiel. Su mundo se vendrá abajo cuando su hijo Mali abandone los estudios para irse a Estados Unidos a hacerse escritor. El viaje no hará sino aumentar todavía más la distancia que los separa.

Indian Review of Books


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Books
Page: N.A
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Masterpieces of Indian literature


Author: National Book Trust
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788123719788
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 2184
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Independent India

The First Fifty Years
Author: Hiranmay Karlekar
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195647785
Category: History
Page: 534
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Covers the post-1947 period.