Midnight's Children | Critical Essay by Patricia Merivale

This literature criticism consists of approximately 21 pages of analysis & critique of Midnight's Children.
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SOURCE: Merivale, Patricia. “Saleem Fathered by Oskar: Intertextual Strategies in Midnight's Children and The Tin Drum.ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 21, no. 3 (July 1990): 7-21.

In the following essay, Merivale investigates the influence of Günter Grass's The Tin Drum on Midnight's Children.

Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children (1981) is characterized throughout by a “translation,” as flamboyant as it is skilful, of themes, topoi, events, characters, images, and above all rhetorical and metaphorical strategies from “western” fictions—of which Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967) and Günter Grass's The Tin Drum (1959) are the two most significant—into the “Indian” terms of Rushdie's own narrative. “Magic Realism” is a shorthand term for...

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