THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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The Ground Beneath Her Feet
By Salman Rushdie

An essay by Rachel Falconer of the University of Sheffield exploring this text from the concepts of both 'metamorphosis' and 'katabasis', perspectives deriving from Virgil and Dante, and their relationship to the depiction of imperialism and colonialism in Rushdie's text.
A scholarly article by Mariam Pirbhai of the Université de Montréal which adopts Fredric Jameson's definition of globalization in an investigation of Rushdie's own exploration of globalizing processes in this novel.
Essay by Mark Shackleton discussing how food - seen here as a marker of national identity - features in this novel as well as works by Timothy Mo and Zadie Smith.
An extensive review of the novel by James Wood for The New Republic.