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dc.contributor.authorOrsini, Francesca
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-22T04:02:06Z
dc.date.available2022-02-22T04:02:06Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.date.submitted2022-02-21T10:48:01Z
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/53112
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/78656
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.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::D Biography, Literature and Literary studiesen_US
dc.subject.otherThe Shadow Lines; World Literature; Literary Geographies
dc.titleChapter Significant Geographies in The Shadow Lines
dc.typechapter
oapen.identifier.doi10.13135/2420-7969/11
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy8707441f-0ab2-445b-bebe-6aa278fe8091
oapen.relation.isPartOfBookCrossing the Shadow Lines
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oapen.relation.isFundedBy3f0a4da2-418f-411a-ae5f-8d27e0601aec
oapen.collectionEuropean Research Council (ERC)
oapen.pages15
oapen.place.publicationTurin
oapen.grant.number670876
oapen.grant.programMULOSIGE
dc.relationisFundedBy178e65b9-dd53-4922-b85c-0aaa74fce079


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