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Tag Archives: world literature

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  • 4
    Aug

    2022

    World Crime Fiction

    At the end of “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” Edgar Allan Poe’s detective Auguste Dupin, the prototype of the analytical detective, offers a disparaging verdict on the Parisian Prefect of Police....

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  • 21
    Mar

    2022

    South Asian Writers, Latin American Literature,...

    I have the great honor of inaugurating a new series on World Literature at Cambridge University Press. Long, long ago, before I ever dreamed of writing such a book, I was introduced to the debates on...

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  • 2
    Dec

    2020

    Tragedy, Art of Dissent

    Think of the lies. Climate change is a hoax. Colonization benefits the colonized. Rape is your fault. Grief is your fault. Mortality is your fault. Tragedy exposes these lies. I argue in my book...

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  • 26
    May

    2020

    “Where the mind is without fear”: Indian...

    Rabindranath Tagore wrote these verses at the beginning of the last century, describing what a liberated nation, and world, would appear to him. Just this January, the American actor Martin Sheen invoked...

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