Date of Graduation

5-2012

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in English (PhD)

Degree Level

Graduate

Department

English

Advisor

M. Keith Booker

Committee Member

Sidney Burris

Second Committee Member

Joel Gordon

Keywords

Language, literature and linguistics; Social sciences; Brazil; Zulfikar Ghose; Objectivity; Pakistan; Picaresque; South Asian anglophone lit.; Style

Abstract

This study deals with Zulfikar Ghose's--an expatriate English language writer of Pakistani origin living in the USA--novels. In this study, I focus on, among other things, the writer's negotiation with style and socio-politically provocative subject matter. I study Ghose's novels in a "good old fashioned way" in which I analyze his work by exploring his achievement as an artist, both in terms of style and socio-political subject matter. The focus is, precisely, to highlight the writer's correspondence between language and reality.