Entre Orient et Occident : les romans "malgudiens" de R.K. Narayan : perspectives critiques

Abstract : This dissertation deals with R.K. Narayan's novels that are between two civilizations. His work, which reflects the social and cultural aspects of India, is also cross-fertilized because of the use of the English language. However, further analysis shows that the malgudian novels implicitly reject British culture and put the emphasis on the past and on Vedic thought. The aesthetics of these novels match this aspect: R. K. Narayan's narrative techniques are rooted in the field of rasa theory which emphasizes reader's participation and empathy. This explains why it seems logical to use the tools of the modem reception theory to study his work since its tenets are very similar to rasa. Thus we can see that the cross-fertilization can also take place during the reading process which enables every reader to discover and appreciate an exogenous culture.
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Cathy-Anne Wendling. Entre Orient et Occident : les romans "malgudiens" de R.K. Narayan : perspectives critiques. Linguistique. Université Nancy 2, 1998. Français. ⟨NNT : 1998NAN21023⟩. ⟨tel-01776447⟩

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