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In love and war : the politics of romance in four 21st-century Pakistani novels

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dc.contributor.advisor Ng, Maria
dc.contributor.author Duce, Cristy Lee
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-27T22:55:03Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-27T22:55:03Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/3127
dc.description v, 85 leaves ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract Writers of fiction have long since relied on love, romance, and desire to drive the plots of their work, yet some postcolonial authors use romance and interpersonal relationships to illustrate the larger political and social forces that affect their relatively marginalized experiences in a global context. To illustrate this literary strategy, I have chosen to discuss four novels written in the twenty-first century by Pakistani authors: Tbe Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid, Trespassing by Uzma Aslam Khan, The Wasted Vigil by Nadeem Aslam, and Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsie. With the geographical origin of these writers as a common starting place from which to compare and contrast their perspectives on global politics, their understandings of gender, and their perceptions of how the public and the private constitute and intersect each other, I will use postcolonial theory to dissect the treatment of romance in their respective novels. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of English, 2011 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Uzma, Aslam Khan -- Criticism and interpretation en_US
dc.subject Shamsie, Kamila, 1973- -- Criticism and interpretation en_US
dc.subject Hamid, Mohsin, 1971- -- Criticism and interpretation en_US
dc.subject Aslam, Nadeem -- Criticim and interpretation en_US
dc.subject Pakistani literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism en_US
dc.subject Politics and literature -- Pakistan en_US
dc.subject Postcolonialism in literature -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject Love stories, Pakistani -- History and criticism en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title In love and war : the politics of romance in four 21st-century Pakistani novels en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of English en_US

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