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Critical overview

Peter Morey

in Rohinton Mistry

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780719067143
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700587 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719067143.003.0006
Critical overview

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This chapter summarises the six main channels of critical interest in Mistry's work, and then identifies and discusses the many criticisms of Mistry and his work. It includes readings of Mistry as a realist writer, and criticisms of the way the skein of surface realism is continuously interrupted by moments of fabulist allegory, pronounced modernist patterning and occasionally metafictional interventions. The chapter also tries to show that realism only accounts for an overall tendency within Mistry's work.

Keywords: main channels; critical interest; criticism; realist writer; surface realism; fabulist allegory; modernist patterning; metafictional interventions; realism

Chapter.  6568 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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