An equal music, an alien world: postcolonial literature and the representation of European culture

  title={An equal music, an alien world: postcolonial literature and the representation of European culture},
  author={Silvia Albertazzi},
  journal={European Review},
  pages={103 - 113}
The Postcolonial representation of European culture can alter our (European) perspectives on Western arts. The case of the novel An Equal Music by the Indian writer Vikram Seth is particularly interesting. Although set in Europe (between London, Vienna and Venice) and dealing with European characters, situations, landscapes, and cultural myths, the book offers a peculiarly Postcolonial reading of our classical music. Therefore, by applying Said's contrapuntal analysis to Postcolonial writing, I… 
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