The English Patient's Desert Dream

  title={The English Patient's Desert Dream},
  author={Andrew Shin},
  journal={Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory},
  pages={213 - 235}
  • Andrew Shin
  • Published 14 August 2007
  • History
  • Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory
Set in North Africa and Italy during World War II, The English Patient analyzes the politics of war through the elaboration of interrelated stories, two of which I focus on here. The English Patient, Count Ladislaus de Alm asy, putatively a Hungarian, is the locus of twinned stories: the history of Western imperialism and a desert dream of nationlessness. The second story centers on Kip, who, in the aftermath of Hiroshima, ultimately repudiates Alm asy and Hana, a separation that is the cost of… 
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