Literary Constructs of the Self
In this collection of essays, creative writers - such as U.R. Ananthamurthy, Rajee Seth, Mridula Garg, Lakshmi Kannan, and Uma Parameswaran - explore the diverse modes of the narration of the self in literary texts and share their views on the construction of the self, the impact of language upon the persona within the text, and other related issues. The critical essays also examine the impact of translations between languages, forms, and mediums of literary constructions on the making of the self. Writers' locations in history, nation, region, and diasporic shifts are among the various contexts that shape not only their narratives, but also the human images they contain. Eminent critics - like Jasbir Jain, Harish Narang, Sudha Rai, Sudha Shastri, Urmil Talwar and Mini Nanda - look at fiction, autobiographies, poetry, and drama, relating these to their specific socio-cultural, aesthetic, and psychological contexts. The various frameworks influence the imagination and creative powers that go on to formulate the human self in all its heterogeneity.
Publication Date: 12/31/2010
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