Proceedings of Research Papers Presented At The National Research Seminar In English On “Widening Canvas Of Literature” Held On 03rd And 04th December, 2015
Radha Rani Mishra
The present research paper is focused on the problem of Nostalgia in modern literature .The writers have woven this psychic situation in the writings .Their characters live in this melancholic state of mind and face an inner struggle with past and the present.Often these characters’ grievances are undirected or misdirected criticisms of social politics and cultural inheritances that perpetuate gendered, racialized, and class identities, or even nationalistic practices that have led to loss and suffering.This study further examines the psychic economics associated with exile since, arguably, cultural inheritances are more readily perceived by those who have greater “vantage points.” In most cases, exiles must re-negotiate words, gestures, and subjectivities, and may be able to see naturalized practices with heightened sensitivity in her or his choices to repeat new social practices or to modify them, pushing the limits of cultural intelligibilities. Although all of the characters in this study struggle to represent the psychic maneuvers associated with loss of something beloved, ironically, most of these novels suggest that these dynamics are inadequately represented in language.
Key words: – Nostalgia,Personal, Psychic,Melancholic,Past memories ,Culture,Myth etc.