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"The Heterotopic Spaces of Postcolonial Trauma in Michael Ondaatje's Anil's Ghost"

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Burrows, VB (2008) "The Heterotopic Spaces of Postcolonial Trauma in Michael Ondaatje's Anil's Ghost". Studies in the Novel, Spring (40: 1 ). pp. 161-177. ISSN 0039-3827

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Abstract

The Habit of Detour Many book reviews and later articles of literary criticism have accused Ondaatje of circumventing the historical realities of the traumas of the Sri Lankan civil war of which he writes in Anil's Ghost. In an earlier issue of Studies in the Novel, Margaret Scanlan opens an article on Anil's Ghost by questioning whether "[b]y omitting so much of what we expect from a political novel in the way of public events and historical detail, Ondaatje might risk aestheticizing terror, repeating the modernist gesture of turning away from atrocity to timeless form" (emphasis added).

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Studies in the Novel
Page Range: pp. 161-177
ISSN: 0039-3827
Additional Information: Copyright © 2008 by the University of North Texas.
Date Deposited: 11 May 2009 01:15
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:59
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/8684
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