Irreversibility in Literature
aesthetics, order, disorder, conflict, tension
This paper is divided into two parts. Whereas the first part theorises the role of order and disorder in literature, the second one throws light on Thomas Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge from the perspective which has been theorised in the first part. In the novel, the Mayor’s trasitions create disorder that plays a very important role in calling in the death of the eponymous character.
About the Author
Subrata Biswas is an Assistant Professor at City College, Kolkata. He co-edited Peacocks in a Dream: An Anthology of Contemporary Indian English Verse. He also translated a poetry collection named The Journey. He wrote several research articles in both English and Bengali published in Spring Magazine on English Literature, Erothanatos, Kinshuk and Mukh. His areas of interest are Modern European literature, folklore and literary philosophy.