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Paper 8 : Contemporary literature

  • Chinua Achebe: Things Fall Apart (Heinemann edition with notes)
  • Nadine Gordimer: My Son's Story
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Chronicle of a Death Foretold (Penguin)
  • Dario Fo: Accidental Death of an Anarchist (edited by Javed Malick,Worldview Methuen Edition)
  • Ngugi wa Thiongo: The Trial of Dedan Kemathi (edited by Sanjay Kumar)Worldview Heinemann Edition)
  • Pablo Neruda: Poetry, Tonight I Can Write, The Way Spain Was, Arspoetica, Discoverers of Chile, Ode to a Tomato
  • Derek Walcott: A Far Cry From Africa, Goats and Monkeys, Names, The Sea is History
  • Margaret Atwood: Spelling, This a Photograph of Me, Procedures for Underground, The Animals in That Country, The land lady

Background Prose Readings:

  • Franz Fanon,(on colour prejudice) from Blak Skin, White Maskes (Paladin editon,1970), pp.21-29
  • Ngugi wa Thiongo, from "The Language of Arican Literature,' In Decolonising the Mind, chapter 1, sections 4-6
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel Prize acceptance speech, In Gabriel Garcia Marquez: New Reading ,eds. Bernard McGuirk and Richard Carwell (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987)
  • V.S. Naipaul, 'East Indian,' In The Overcrowded Barracoon (Penguin,1976),pp.32-41

Background Topics

Magic Realism; Literature and Revolution;Literature and Culture Identity; Writing for the New World Audience.

Paper 9: Modern European Drama

  • Henrik Ibsen:Ghosts(Methuen Worldview)
  • August Strindberg:Miss Julie (Methuen Worldview)
  • Bertolt Brecht:The Good Woman of Szechuan (Methuen Worldview)
  • Jean Genet:The Balcony (edited by B.Mangalam and Dilip K.Basu)
  • ionesco:The Rhinocerous (edited by Dilip K. Basu and B.Mangalam)

Background prose readings:

  • Bertolt Brecht 'The Street Scene' (pp.121-8), ' Theatre for Pleasure or 'Theatre for Instruction' (pp.68-76) and 'Dramatic Theatre vs. Epic Theatre' (chart)-(p.31) from Brecht on Theatre: The Development of an Aesthetic ed.John Willet (London: Metheun,1992)
  • Antonin Artuad 'No More Masterpieces,' from The Theatre and its Double (London: Calder and Boyars.1970), pp.55-63
  • George Steiner [On Modern Tragedy], from The Death of Tragedy (London: Faber), pp.303-24.
  • Stanislavki An Actor Prepares (Penguin), chapter 8: 'Faith and the Sense of Truth,' sections 1,2,7,8,9 (pp.121-5,137-46)
  • Jean Genet Reflection on Theatre (London:Faber).chapter 2: ' The Strange Word Urb...,' pp. 63-74
  • Raymond Williams Tragedy and Revolltuion,' In Modern Tragedy, rev.edn.(London: Verso,1979),pp. 61-84.


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