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By Suman Gupta

This publication offers a state of the art assessment of the connection among globalization stories and literature and literary reports, and the bearing that they've on one another. It engages with the style during which globalization is thematized in literary works; examines the connection among globalization idea and literary conception; and discusses the effect of globalization techniques at the construction and reception of literary texts.

Suman Gupta argues that whereas literature has registered globalization techniques in suitable methods, there was a neglected articulation among globalization stories and literary reports. the various ways that this slippage is now being addressed, and will be taken ahead, are indicated. during fleshing out this argument such subject matters because the following are mentioned: the style during which anti-globalization protests and international towns have figured in literary works, digitization has remoulded strategies of texts and textual content modifying, theories of postmodernism and postcolonialism which are commonly used in literary reviews have diverged from and converged with globalization experiences, English and Comparative/World Literature as institutional disciplinary areas are being reconfigured, and industries to do with the move of literature have gotten globalized.

This booklet is meant for college point scholars and academics, researchers, and different expert readers with an curiosity within the above matters, and serves either as a survey of the sphere and an intervention inside of it.

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He grabbed at his scalded eyes with scalding hands. He whimpered in terror and panic and tried to breathe but seized up, convulsed in a paroxysm of strangled airless panic. (Newman 2003, 254-5) In the midst of a steady proliferation of such violence as the protest grows, Chano is described as symbolizing the spirit of the protest. Though protesters are subjected to these painful measures \vith ever-increasing intensity, they rel1lain stolidly and non-violently resistant - their spirit il1ll1lured and iVIoIJements a/ld Protests toughened by their sense of injustice and oppression.

12), wh en the impending attack on Iraq was widely regarded as inevitable. Over that weekend it was estimated that lllOre than 600 cities and towns around the world had witnessed protest marches (Conradi 2003), with about 30 million persons participating. A more cautious estimate later suggested that, for 15 February alone, 12 million worldwide, with 6 million in Europe, joined anti-war marches. AlI the newspaper and broadcast reports on these noted at the time that the largest rallies took place within those Western European countries whose governments were pushing for military action in Iraq most single-mindedly - particularly in London, Rome, Barcelona and Madrid.

It is shown on a grand scale in the day-by-day account of the Seattle protests (occupying aH of part 4, entitled 'The Battle of Seattle', chapters covering 30 November to 3 December 1999, pp. 245-311). The fluid and oÜen truncated narrative here slips from protagonist to protagonist, fi-om group to group, from action to action, weaving disparate scenes and conversations and events into a fictionally and realistically coherent whole. Interestingly, what comes across powerfully in this attempt to give literary form to a (well-conceptualized) reality of global scale, focalized into a convergent period of protest, is in Llct exactly the opposite of what is conveyed in DeLillo's anti-globalization protest of the imagination in Cos III opo lis.

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