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Writing Within/Without/About Sri Lanka: Discourses of Cartography, History and Translation in Selected Works

Michael Ondaatje and Carl Muller by Paola Brusasco

Published December 1st 2010
ISBN : 9783838200750
Paperback
218 pages
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 About the Book 

Paola Brusascos study offers an original insight into Sri Lankan literature in English and an exploration of cultural, social, and linguistic issues at the basis of the countrys ethnic conflict. By focussing on two distinctive and representativeMorePaola Brusascos study offers an original insight into Sri Lankan literature in English and an exploration of cultural, social, and linguistic issues at the basis of the countrys ethnic conflict. By focussing on two distinctive and representative writers, both Burghers, yet with different personal histories, Brusasco confronts issues of cartography, history, and language, all contributing to a specific definition of identity. Both Ondaatje and Muller are outsiders, the former because of his diasporic existence, the latter because of his excentricity within the reality of a divided country where the legacy of British colonialism and the process of redefinition following independence in 1948, as well as matters of geography and history, become crucial to writers.