What is a critical analysis of Palace of the Peacock?

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Palace of the Peacock is a novel written by Wilson Harris from 1960. The book is written in a very metaphorical style and continuously follows the theme of the imagination's power to combine cultures and traditions that are seemingly very different on their face.

The story of Palace of the Peacock is told from the perspective of a vague and mysterious narrator named Dreamer. As the novel progresses, Dreamer's presence in the story itself becomes more and more obscure, a feature of Harris's unique style of prose. Dreamer's narration initially centers around Donne, his brother and a European colonialist skipper who leads a...

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