dc.contributor.advisor Johnson, Mike
dc.contributor.author Tovic, Irena
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-01T00:34:05Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-01T00:34:05Z
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.date.created 2012
dc.date.issued 2012-10-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10292/4617
dc.description.abstract The Rain of the Praying Mantis is an exploration, a journey, into the life of Kataryna who returns to a place which she loves and cherishes, her childhood ‘home’. Milan Kundera states that “[a] novel is a long piece of synthetic prose based on play with invented characters...Ironic essay, novelistic narrative, autobiographical fragment, historic fact, flight of fantasy: The synthetic power of the novel is capable of combining everything into a unified whole like the voices of polyphonic music.” (232) The Rain of the Praying Mantis is fragmented. It consists of pieces from the past, the present day-to-day occurrences, fairytales and the protagonist’s personal reflections. What keeps the fragments all in tune is the common exploration of the meaning of home, belonging, life and identity; all of which are complex and often contradictory notions. [Note: the novel, The Rain of the Praying Mantis, is embargoed until 31 May 2015] en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.publisher Auckland University of Technology
dc.subject Synthetic prose en_NZ
dc.subject Protagonist’s personal reflections en_NZ
dc.title The Multiplicity of “I” en_NZ
dc.type Thesis
thesis.degree.grantor Auckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.level Masters Theses
thesis.degree.name Master of Creative Writing en_NZ
dc.rights.accessrights OpenAccess
dc.date.updated 2012-10-01T00:29:47Z

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