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dc.contributor.authorOrsini, Francesca
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-21T10:48:01Z
dc.date.available2022-02-21T10:48:01Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/53112
dc.description.abstractApproaches to world literature often think through binaries of local/global, major/minor, provincial/cosmopolitan, taking them as given positions on a single world map. To an extent, this is true of Amitav Ghosh’s prize-winning essay “The testimony of my grandfather’s bookcase” (1998), which reflects on his grandfather’s collection of world literature books to think about the relationship between his grandfather’s provincial location in Calcutta and the world. Yet in The Shadow Lines Ghosh takes a much more complex and interesting approach to space, the world, perception and narration. In the novel’s complex narration, space, time, and self always appeared mirrored through other people, times, and spaces. Places also acquire reality and meaning only after they are first narrated and imagined, often several times, and before they are experienced directly. This is a stance that has deep existential but also epistemological implications that go beyond “simply” critiquing colonial and national border-making. This essay explores how (and which) spaces become “significant” in the novel, and how the novel’s approach to space can be productive for thinking about world literature.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studiesen_US
dc.subject.otherThe Shadow Lines; World Literature; Literary Geographiesen_US
dc.titleChapter Significant Geographies in The Shadow Linesen_US
dc.typechapter
oapen.identifier.doi10.13135/2420-7969/11en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy0b66f707-eb1c-41d4-a8a5-b2728d9545a7en_US
oapen.relation.isPartOfBook5fbf4cb8-d0fd-4a76-ab82-791020bd80c2en_US
oapen.relation.isFundedBy178e65b9-dd53-4922-b85c-0aaa74fce079en_US
oapen.collectionEuropean Research Council (ERC)en_US
oapen.pages15en_US
oapen.place.publicationTurinen_US
oapen.grant.number670876
oapen.grant.programMULOSIGE


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