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From: Indian English Novelists: An Anthology of Critical Essays[(essay date 1982) In the following overview of Desai's works, Jain focuses on what he considers her "primary preoccupation": "The absurdity of human life, with the existential search for meaning in it and the inability...
From: Counterrealism and Indo-Anglian Fiction[(essay date 2002) In the following essay, Kanaganayakam surveys Desai's novels, describing the author's technique as one that commingles the real and the symbolic.] Anita Desai's novel Baumgartner's Bombay concludes...
From: Journal of Literature and Aesthetics[(essay date April-July 1982) In the essay below, Rao focuses on the short story collection Games at Twilight to examine Desai's "obsessive concern with the `existential' problems of her characters and the continuity of...
From: Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering[(essay date 2002) In the essay below, Chanda discusses Voices in the City as one of the few examples of Indo-English literature to set the reality of contemporary Indian maternity against the classical Indian myth of...
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