Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/32793
Type of publication: Straipsnis / Article
Author(s): Šlapkauskaitė, Rūta
Title: Kūno apylankos Rohinto Mistry apsakyme „Plaukimo pamokos“
Other Title: Narrating the body in Rohinto Mistry’s “Swimming Lessons”
Is part of: OIKOS: lietuvių migracijos ir diasporos studijos, 2012, nr. 1(13), p. 115-123
Date: 2012
Abstract: The present reading of Rohinton Mistry’s short story Swimming Lessons is a modest attempt to apply the phenomenological approach to the aesthetic interpretation of the immigrant experience in fiction. By way of looking at the body as incorporated consciousness, this analysis of Mistry’s narrative focuses on the ways in which the Parsi protagonist’s senses articulate the complex process of his adaptation in Canadian society. In other words, the immigrant’s body is seen as a site of collision between India and Canada, past and present, reality and fiction. This reading of Mistry’s narrative suggests that rather than unfolding the experience of cultural displacement characteristic of contemporary multicultural fiction in Canada, Swimming Lessons problematises the issue of the immigrant experience by way of exploring the issues of the nature and source of writing. Anchored in the body, the immigrant experience here reveals the anxieties of the creative consciousness which is trying to find balance between past and present, Bombay and Toronto, empirical experience and talent for fiction.
Internet: https://eltalpykla.vdu.lt/1/32793
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12259/32793
Appears in Collections:OIKOS: lietuvių migracijos ir diasporos studijos 2012, nr. 1(13)

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