Zulfikar Ghose

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Kanaganayakam, Chelva. “Bibliography.” In Structures of Negation: The Writings of Zulfikar Ghose, pp. 197-221. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1993.

Comprehensive bibliography of Ghose's writings, both of his major works and of his writings published in various periodicals and collections.


Bate, Jonathan. “Love Locked Out.” Times Literary Supplement, no. 4734 (24 December 1993): 3-4.

Provides an overview of current Shakespearean criticism, including a negative assessment of Ghose's Shakespeare's Mortal Knowledge.

Bradbury, Malcolm. “The Bridgeable Gap.” Times Literary Supplement, no. 4633 (17 January 1992): 7-9.

Studies four recent manuals about the art of writing including Ghose's The Art of Creating Fiction, which he finds flawed yet thought-provoking.

Hashmi, Alamgir. Review of Figures of Enchantment, by Zulfikar Ghose. World Literature Today 62, no. 1 (winter 1988): 184.

Offers a favorable review of Figures of Enchantment, providing a brief overview of plot and themes and noting the similarities between the novel and Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Kanaganayakam, Chelva. “Caliban in the Andes: Figures of Enchantment as Post-Colonial Text.” In Asian Voices in English, edited by Mimi Chan and Roy Harris, pp. 109-18. Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong Press, 1991.

Argues the inevitability of post-colonial writers' recreating and reexamining Shakespearean texts, and illustrates the similarities and differences between Ghose's Figures of Enchantment and Shakespeare's The Tempest. Although revised, retitled, and published in Kanaganayakam's Structures of Negation in 1993 as “Going Home: Figures of Enchantment and The Triple Mirror of Self,” this earlier essay contains more references to Ghose's poetry and draws parallels between his poetry and prose in a post-colonial context.

Additional coverage of Ghose's life and career is contained in the following sources published by Thomson Gale: Contemporary Authors, Vols. 65-68; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vol. 67; Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 42; Contemporary Novelists, Ed. 7; Contemporary Poets, Ed. 7; Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century, Ed. 3; and Literature Resource Center.

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