The English Patient

Analysis

Christopher McVey has discussed the nature of Ondaatje's use of metaphysical aspects of body, history and nation in the novel.[9] Amy Novak and Mirja Lobnik have separately analysed aspects of the treatment of memory in the novel.[10][11] Thomas Harrison and Rachel Friedman have each examined the references and use of Herodotus in the novel.[12][13] Madhumalati Adhikari has critiqued the treatment of World War II and its effects on the characters of the novel.[14]


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