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    Voicing tragedy in David Mitchell's Libretti: Wake and Sunken Garden

    Harris-Birtill, Rose (2019) Voicing tragedy in David Mitchell's Libretti: Wake and Sunken Garden. In: Knepper, W. and Hopf, C. (eds.) David Mitchell: Contemporary Critical Perspectives. Contemporary Critical Perspectives. London, UK: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 117-132. ISBN 9781474262118.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: David Mitchell is one of the most critically acclaimed authors in contemporary global writing. Novels such as Ghostwritten, Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks demonstrate the author's dazzling literary technique in an oeuvre that crosses genres, genders and borders, moving effortlessly through time and space. David Mitchell: Contemporary Critical Perspectives brings together leading scholars of contemporary fiction to guide readers through the full range of the author's writings, including discussions of all of his novels to-date plus his shorter fictions, essays and libretti. As well as offering extended coverage of Mitchell's most popular work, Cloud Atlas, the authors explore Mitchell's genre-hopping techniques, world-making aesthetics, and engagements with key contemporary issues such as globalization, empire, the environment, disability, trauma and technology. In addition, this book includes an expansive interview with David Mitchell as well as a guide to further reading to help students and readers alike explore the works of this tremendously inventive writer.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: David Mitchell Symposium ; Conference date: 09-05-2014
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): David Mitchell, contemporary literature, opera, libretti, libretto, Wake, Sunken Garden, tragedy, Klaas de Vries, Michel van der Aa, Buddhism
    School: School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2021 14:25
    Last Modified: 10 Sep 2021 14:25
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/45795

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