The Holocaust in the Nursery: Anita Desai’s Baumgartner’s Bombay

Stähler, Axel (2010) The Holocaust in the Nursery: Anita Desai’s Baumgartner’s Bombay. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 46 (1). pp. 76-88. ISSN 1744-9855. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

With particular attention to Anita Desai’s use of German nursery rhymes and children’s songs, this article offers a reading of the Holocaust narrative in her novel Baumgartner’s Bombay in relation to interpretive expectations informed by discourses of the Holocaust and postcolonialism and to the appropriation of the novel to one or the other of these paradigms. It suggests that the novel transcends such interpretive patterns by structurally engaging the reader’s participation in the creation of meaning.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Anita Desai, Baumgartner’s Bombay , Holocaust, nursery rhymes, language, narrative techniques
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Comparative Literature
Depositing User: Axel Stahler
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2010 17:00
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2013 11:45
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23689 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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