Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)

Death, What Gives Life Life in Ascent to Omai

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Siyu He
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Siyu He
Available Online 17 December 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.386How to use a DOI?
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Wilson Harris, Ascent to Omai, the theme of life and death in literary works, Mexican folk culture, Caribbean literature
Abstract

Wilson Harris’s exposure to both indigenous and Western culture provided him with a well-rounded understanding of the importance of death. In Ascent to Omai, the contrasting concepts in the book are so fluid and ambiguous that the author manages to cross the line into a gray area. The paper also examines the culture context especially the Mexican folk culture that influenced his narratives and formed his philosphy of life and death.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
17 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-304-2
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.386How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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