Overview for The Fiction of Wilson Harris: A Study in West Indian Discourse
The present book explores the socio-literacy scenario of West Indies and focuses on the urgency of going beyond contemporary literary schools of criticism to elucidate and decipher the genuine understanding of Wilson Harris's oeuvre. It argues that the imaginative exploration of Wilson Harris subscribers to the Post-colonial proposition of exploring the past with a critical insight. The Author examines the relevance of myth and the historical consciousness from the sociological perspective. Illustrating the metafictional elements in the popular novels of Harris, the Author unravels the dialectics of West Indian Narratology in the light of Caribbean 'Creolisation', 'catalysis' and 'Syncretic Vision'. The book initiates a new lease of thinking on the contribution of Wilson Harris and dismantles the epistemological rupture that prevailed in understanding the novelist. It offers a revaluation of Harris from divergent perspectives. Also, it is an attempt to prove that Harris's perspectives as alternative discourse are precursors to deconstruction.
Raja Sekhar Patteti (Author)
Raja Sekhar Patteti is currently Associate Professor and Chairman PG Board of Studies, department of English, Achrya Nagarjuna University, Guntur. He has served as the head during 2004-2006. His book Discursive Discourse: Jewish Canadian Discourse in Perspective (2000) has been widely appreciated. His scholarly presentations in US, Canada and UK on native and dalit perspectives are of high critical value. He has guided a number of M.Phil. and PH.D. Scholars, and has published articles in national and international journals.