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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/26115

Title: "Sri Lankan Canadian Poets": the Bourgeoisie that Fled the Revolution
Authors: Sugunasiri, Suwanda H.J.
Keywords: canadian poetry
Sri Lankan authors
middle classes in literature
imperialism and literature
Issue Date: 1992
Publisher: The University of British Columbia
Citation: Sugunasiri, Suwanda H. J., "Sri Lankan Canadian Poets": the Bourgeoisie that Fled the Revolution. Canadian Literature, 132 Spring (1992): 60-79.
Abstract: This essay examines the validity of Arun Mukherjee's criticism of Michael Ondaatje's poetry, mainly Running in the Family, as well as the poetry of three other Sri Lankan poets, Rienzi Crusz, Asoka Weerasingha, and Krisanta Sri Bhagiyadatta. Disagreeing with Mukherjee's critique of these poets, this essay argues that Mukherjee herself has been trapped in the western dualistic worldview and her critique is out of balance.
Description: This article was first published in Canadian Literature. The copyright belongs to the author. Permission to reproduce this paper was granted.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/26115
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