‘They Made Us Dig Two Graves’1: An Eco-critical Study of Alison Croggon’s The River and the Book

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Annu Yadav


Being one of the prominent issues of the present fast growing technical world, eco-criticism has initiated different types of writing ranging from poetry, travelogues, novels, and non-fictions. As it is a global issue, it has also provided ample space for experiments with different writing techniques within genres. The present paper is an effort to discuss which techniques are being utilized and how and to what level these are effective? The main focus of the paper is on magic realism, inclusion of readerly voice with writer’s literary persona, and ecological issues from post-colonial perspective. Alison Croggon’s The River and the Book has been taken as reference book.


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Annu Yadav. “‘They Made Us Dig Two Graves’1: An Eco-Critical Study of Alison Croggon’s The River and the Book”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 2, no. 3, Aug. 2017, pp. 580-4, http://thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/581.
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