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Varieties of Darkness: The World of The English Patient

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From Venice to Vietnam, from the Welsh coast to Cairo, Don Meredith has traveled in the wake of twentieth-century writers, using their novels and poems as guides, as another wayfarer might turn to Fodor's or the Guide Bleu. He has gone in search of the back streets, basilicas, cafes, piazzas, and countrysides that figured so powerfully in the works of authors who are especially attuned to a sense of place. Part travelogue, part literary study, Varieties of Darkness is Meredith's account of his exploration of Michael Ondaatje's fascinating literary masterpiece The English Patient. Meredith mines the places, the real-life counterparts of the characters, and the curious creative mind of Ondaatje. Varieties of Darkness offers fresh insights into the novel and Ondaatje's prodigious use of scholarly detail.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalHistory & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world history Publisher: University Press of America Publication Date: 25/11/2011 ISBN-13: 9780761857235  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Don Meredith, a native Californian, is the author of novels, short stories, articles, and essays. His story collection Wing Walking won the George Garrett Fiction Prize, and his essay collection Where the Tigers Were received a nomination for a Pulitzer Prize in Letters.

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