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Michael Ondaatje

Lee Spinks


This is a comprehensive study of Michael Ondaatje's entire oeuvre. Starting from Ondaatje's beginnings as a poet, it offers an intensive account of each of his major publications, including The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Coming Through Slaughter, In the Skin of a Lion and The English Patient, drawing attention to the various contexts and intertexts that have informed his work. The book contains a broad overview of Ondaatje's career for students and readers coming to his work for the first time. It also offers an original reading of his writing which significantly revises conventional ac ... More

Keywords: Michael Ondaatje, poet, Billy the Kid, Coming Through Slaughter, English Patient, postcolonial theory, postcolonial literature, poetics of postmodernism, Skin of Lion, intertexts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780719066320
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719066320.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lee Spinks, author