The Lost Temper

The Lost Temper

Critical Essays on Look Back in Anger
Subject: Macmillan’s Critical Readers
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Other Details

ISBN 9781403909466
Binding Hard cover
Imprints Macmillan Publishers India
Edition 1
Language English

About the Book

The Lost Temper fills a lacuna in the criticism available on the historic play, Look Back in Anger. All the essays in this volume are by Indian scholars of theatre who while showing an awareness of the latest criticism and theoretical practices, their readings of Look Back in Anger are grounded in their temporal and spatial location – now, and in India.

About Author

G J V Prasad - Associate Professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is also a well-known poet and novelist.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Jimmy Porter ko gussa kyon aata hai? or The 'Motiveless' Anger of Mr Jimmy Porter
  • ...coz the Future is a Bistch
  • In Search of an Identity: Social-Cultural Anxieties and Jimmy Porter's Impotent Rage
  • Of Sheroes and the Hero: Emergent Gender Identities in Look Back in Anger
  • Besides Jimmy Porter: The Function of the Peripheral Characters in Look Back in Anger
  • Languish for Language: A Semiotic Perspective to Look Back in Anger
  • British Drama and Post Colony Angst: Looking at Anger from Aftar
  • Looking Back at the Nindi Adaptation of Look Back in Anger
  • The Changing Face of Anger: Deja vu or a Looking Back at Looking Back