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Beyond the post-modern : The re-configuration of myth in three contemporary novels
In this dissertation I consider three novels: The Satanic Verses, The English Patient, and The Ancestor Game. These are interpreted as postcolonial texts whose issues are grounded in the social concerns of a modem world. Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje and Alex Miller, in their attempts to address these issues, perceive a need to locate themselves on the continuum between modernism and post-modernism and to allow for provisional truth claims. This is exemplified in their writing through thedoi:10.26021/4616 fatcat:2plsjt7btbe6boojbestrydon4