Description : The Inheritance of Loss is Kiran Desai's extraordinary Man Booker Prize winning novel. High in the Himalayas sits a dilapidated mansion, home to three people, each dreaming of another time. The judge, broken by a world too messy for justice, is haunted by his past. His orphan granddaughter has fallen in love with her handsome tutor, despite their different backgrounds and ideals. The cook's heart is with his son, who is working in a New York restaurant, mingling with an underclass from all over the globe as he seeks somewhere to call home. Around the house swirl the forces of revolution and change. Civil unrest is making itself felt, stirring up inner conflicts as powerful as those dividing the community, pitting the past against the present, nationalism against love, a small place against the troubles of a big world. 'A Magnificent novel of humane breadth and wisdom, comic tenderness and political acuteness' Hermione Lee, chair of the Man Booker Prize judges 'Poised, elegant and assured . . . breaks out into extraordinary beauty' The Times 'Desai's bold, original voice, and her ability to deal in a grand narratives with a deft comic touch that affectionately recalls some of the masters of Indian fiction, makes hers a novel to reread and remembered' Independent
Description : This collection of critical essays on Kiran Desai's 'The Inheritance of Loss' provides in-depth intellectual and critical analysis of the text from a broad scholarly perspective.
Description : Literature Review from the year 2011 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: -, Assam University (Department of English), course: PhD Research Scholar, language: English, comment: KIRAN DESAI'S NOVEL ''THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS'' IS REVIEWED IN THIS ARTICLE. THE WRITE-UP ECHOES THE VARIOUS ASPECTS FROM THE THEMES IN THE NOVEL TO COLONIALISM. CHARACTERISATION, HISTORY ARE OTHER ASPECTS. THE NOVEL ENDS IN HOPE AMIDST CONTEMPLATION, abstract: THE NOVEL "THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS" IS WRITTEN BY KIRAN DESAI. THE ARTICLE SPEAKS OF THE SETTING, CHARACTERISATION, REPRESENTATION, THE EVENTS, DIASPORA, TEXT, THEMES, IMAGES, POST-COLONIALISM AND STRUCTURE.
Description : In Inheritance of Loss, anthropologist Yukiko Koga tackles complex questions of how two nations previously at war come to terms with their troubled past. Her site is Northeast China, where Japan s imperial ambitions were pursued to devastating and murderous ends in the twentieth century. There the landscape, which is still peppered with missiles and unexploded chemical weapons from the war, is the backdrop for refurbished imperial architecture and revived Japanese businesses. But the national wounds of China and Japan s history problem cannot be stitched together solely through international trade. The author shows why mutual recognition of wartime atrocities is the only thing that can allay the persistent and sporadically explosive tensions between two of the most powerful countries in the Eastern hemisphere. A milestone in memory studies that incorporates sorely needed attention to materiality and political economy, Inheritance of Loss shows just how crucial imperial legacies will continue to be despite China s and Japan s attempts to leave the past behind in pursuit of a more prosperous future."
Description : Festschrift volume dedicated to Kamjula Venkata Reddy, b. 1939, former Professor of English, Sri Krishnadevaraya University; contributed articles; some previously published.
Description : This book collects the efforts of a team of scholars working at the University of Torino under the auspices of the Project WWS (World-Wide Style). Focusing on diverse areas of inquiry into the transformations of the American city, the essays in this volume provide perspectives for understanding the complexity of urban cultures in the United States in the late 19th, 20th and early 21st centuries. Organized thematically, this book includes contributions in three main areas. The first area covers studies in U.S. history and history of ideas at the turn of the 20th century, in light of its migration/immigration processes as well as in its representations of national greatness and cultural hegemony as reflected in World's Fairs. The second area covers analyses of American literature in the double perspective of the recent emergence of a new form of -global novel-, as well as the developments of new subgenres of urban fiction. A third area on inquiry focuses on new practices of organized religion in North America arising from the regionalization of the American metropolis in recent decades."
Description : This book is a collection of recent scholarship on Maxine Hong Kingston, gathered on the occasion of the very first conference ever devoted exclusively to Kingston and to celebrate her opera omnia. Featuring the work of researchers from four continents, the book represents the cosmopolitan reception of the most important Asian American author. In addition to many new angles on her two canonical postmodern autobiographies, The Woman Warrior and China Men, this collection also tackles Kingston's less frequently discussed writings and her most recent publications. Parallel readings and comparisons further test her legacy in the sense of her enduring influence on younger Asian American writers. Though it is a conference book, this peer-reviewed volume includes additional articles by selected scholars. It also contains original presentations by Maxine and her husband Earll Kingston. (Series: Contributions to Asian American Literary Studies - Vol. 7)
Description : New York, July 16, 1999 "The Forward" newspaper. "Heirs of World War II-era slave laborers would be excluded from getting a piece of the settlement with German industry, under a proposal being floated by a lawyer for claimants who is involved in the settlement negotiations. The proposal from attorney M. H. would release German companies from having to pay heirs. In return, the companies would be required to create a "Humanity Fund" that would dole out money for human rights projects. Ms. Pollak said that her father, who was a slave laborer for BMW during the war, asked her before his death more than a year ago, to claim whatever money would have gone to him. "Given the 50 years since the end of the war, and the number of heirs that have been created during the time, it would have to be divided by so many more people that there would be minimal amounts for each person" said attorney H. We're talking 50 to 70 million claimants! It becomes impractical" he said. Today, 2018, the Jewish population sadly to report, is not anywhere near the 50 to 70 millions. The survivors numbered 82,000 people in 1999, at the time when the article in the Forward came out, and now almost 19 years later, the worldwide Jewish population stands at just a bit more than at 16 millions. I will take the reader on the roads I had to spend the last 16 years only to realize that nothing has changed in the attitude of my birth country's brutal attitude towards its deported Jews, and their heirs. An inheritance of loss to all: survivors, their children and most of all the victims who never returned "home."