Myth, Tragedy and the Postmodern in Ondaatje's The English Patient

By Fred Mensch.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Egyptian mythology and funerary rituals and their application to the concept of the tragic in Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient.

Keywords: Ondaatje, Michael, English Patient, Egyptian Mythology, Anubis, Osiris, Tragedy, Nationalism

The International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 8, pp.109-116. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.834MB).

Dr. Fred Mensch

Fred Mensch has been an educator in the Alberta educational system for more than twenty years, during which he has taught as well as served in administrative capacities in English Departments, Graphic Arts, and Computer Systems Technology. Mensch has presented and published in a variety of technical, educational, and academic areas. He has been extensively involved in curriculum development, on-line training initiatives, and collaborative learning projects at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, where he is currently Chair of the English Department. His primary areas of teaching and research are in the Modern British Novel, the Postmodern American and Canadian Novel, and Modern and Postmodern Drama. In addition to his current research on Ondaatje, Mensch is working on a book-length study of History, Crisis and Consciousness: British and German Drama from Shaw to Durrenmatt.


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