- Jasmine (Masterplots II: Short Story Series, Revised Edition)
- Theory of Short Fiction (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
- Bharati Mukherjee (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Bharati Mukherjee (Identities & Issues in Literature)
- Bharati Mukherjee (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Bharati Mukherjee
- First Published: 1988
- Genres: Social realism, Short fiction
- Subjects: Self-discovery, United States or Americans, Self, Alienation, Immigration or emigration, Violence, Multiculturalism, Lifestyles, Stereotypes
The Middleman, and Other Stories deals with the clash between Western and Third World cultures as technology and overpopulation join diverse peoples in tragicomic relationships. “A Wife’s Story” is a good example of Bharati Mukherjee’s storytelling technique. It is told in the present tense, begins abruptly, and has an interest, characteristic of literary minimalism, in brand names and consumerism. The narrator sees her Indian husband through American eyes when he visits her in New York City, where she is attending college. He is captivated by the...
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