Altre Modernità (May 2014)

Beyond East and West: the Meaning and Significance of Kim’s Great Game

  • Alessandro Vescovi

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 0, no. 11
pp. 10 – 20


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In his essay Wilson also inaugurates the fortunate metaphor of East and West (epitomised by the lama Teshoo and Colonel Creighton) as parallel worlds that never meet, less than ever at the end of the novel. Subsequent criticism, including Said’s highly influential introduction to the Penguin edition of Kim