Abhimanyu Pandey

Literary Explorations: Contemporary Fiction and Poetry: ($15, 106pp, 6X9”: Softcover: ISBN: 978-1-68114-505-1; $30: Hardcover: ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-506-8; $2.99: EBook: ISBN: 978-1-68114-507-5; Amazon Soft Cover: ISBN: 979-8-595630-64-1; Kindle eBook: ASIN: B08T71KY4R; LCCN: 2019906457; Literary Criticism—Modern—General; Release: October 15, 2019; Purchase on Amazon or Barnes & Noble): is a collection of seven of Dr. Pandey’s essays on contemporary fiction and poetry, written between 2014 and 2019. They either developed out of his Doctorate of Philosophy dissertation or cover subjects that fascinate him. The topics explored include: Evolutions in Magical Realism in America and India, the Problem of Voice in some of Sylvia Plath’s Poems, the Post-Modern Hero as conceived by Michael Ondaatje and Gautam Malkani, the Masculine World of The Kite Runner, Narrative Skills in Londonstani, the Post-Truth World in relation to Culture and Language, and the Biographical and Autobiographical in poems by Margaret Atwood and Michael Ondaatje. These essays are intended to assist college students with furthering their understanding of literature. They might also interest a general reader of literary texts.

“Dr. Pandey is scholarly and erudite yet his essay style is accessible and informative… Pandey’s work is literary and he offers his viewpoints with convincing and supported arguments… Intelligent and thought-provoking collection of essays.” —Bookphase, Gill Chedgey, “Literary Explorations Contemporary Fiction and Poetry: Dr. Abhimanyu Pandey”, August 13, 2019

Dr. Abhimanyu Pandey is teaching as a Guest Faculty in the Department of English & MEL at the University of Allahabad. He got his doctoral degree in Contemporary Multicultural Fiction in June 2018. He has worked and published on Multiculturalism, Contemporary Literary Theories, Gender, Shakespeare, Tagore, Kamala Markandaya, Jhumpa Lahiri, Michael Ondaatje, Gautam Malkani, Khaled Hosseini, Robin Gregory and others. His varied scholarly articles have been published in national and international journals.


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