Romesh Gunesekera Summary

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  • 8 Literature Criticisms
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Essays & Analysis (8)

906 words, approx. 4 pages
[In the following essay, Hussein favorably reviews Reef.] In one of the finest stories in Monkfish Moon, Romesh Gunesekera's evocative and tantalizingly brief first collection, the narrator tel... Read more
866 words, approx. 3 pages
[In the following positive review of Reef, Evans discusses the relationship between the two main characters—Triton, the narrator, and his employer, Mr. Salgado—and examines the comedic a... Read more
515 words, approx. 2 pages
[In the following review, Mannes-Abbott comments that although Reef is "impressive," it displays somewhat less of the "Chekhovian clarity and brevity" found in his short st... Read more
1,470 words, approx. 5 pages
[An American critic and educator, Eder has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for criticism. In the following review of Reef, he praises Gunesekera for providing th... Read more
888 words, approx. 3 pages
[Hower is an American short story writer, novelist, critic, and educator. In the following review he compares Reef to Kazuo Ishiguro's Remains of the Day (1989) and Michael Ondaatje's Ru... Read more
2,227 words, approx. 8 pages
[In the following review, Gordon discusses the Sri Lankan political history that informs Reef and argues that although he feels Gunesekera is "one of the two or three best writers I've e... Read more
3,303 words, approx. 12 pages
[Iyer is an English-born Indian journalist and critic. In the following review, he analyzes Reef as an example of postcolonial fiction, comparing it to Shakespeare's play The Tempest (1611), Ka... Read more
970 words, approx. 4 pages
[Amirthanayagam is a Sri Lankan poet and essayist and the former ambassador from his country to England. In the following favorable review, he discusses Reef as a bildungsroman in which the main chara... Read more