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A Third Space of Love
A Third Space of Love

Author(s): Lucia-Mihaela Grosu
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: EDITURA ASE
Keywords: third space of love

Summary/Abstract: Recently translated into Romanian, The God of Small Things, the Indian writer Arundhati Roy's novel, has surprised readers with a story about love and loss, about boundaries and transgressions, about small things that suddenly become central events in the characters' destinies. The writer herself states in one interview that the novel is not concerned with the vast Indian themes, but that her main interest is the depiction of "insect life" which accidentally takes place in Ayemenem-Kerala, and could as well be happening in any other corner of the world. Roy writes a novel about the small detail in human existence, yet she cannot escape her cultural and social roots which eventually help shaping the plot of the book into a narrative regarding the big Indian issues. Roy makes use of a local scenario in order to elaborate a greater representation of the post-colonial Indian setting. Her novel can be considered a hybrid text since it is simultaneously contaminated by the two contexts, the Indian and the British.

  • Issue Year: 2006
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 126-133
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English