Sara Suleri (Goodyear) (2704 words)

Sonia Irum (International Islamic University Islamabad (Pakistan))
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“Yes, metaphor can ease the strain of grief” (Shamsie, 2004), says Sara Suleri Goodyear, Professor Emeritus at Yale University, who, through writing geographical and temporal dislocation, invokes lost people, culture, history and geography in her works through her memories of those she has loved and lost. According to William Ghosh:

In her memoirs, Suleri foregrounds the act of creative picture-making and imaginative invention. Similar acts of invention are foregrounded in her criticism. Indeed, across her three single-author books, criticism and memoir are seen as continuous enterprises: both involve interpreting, remembering, and hence inventing, at least to some extent, the lives of other people. (63)</&hellip;

Citation: Irum, Sonia. "Sara Suleri (Goodyear)". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 May 2021 [, accessed 23 June 2021.]

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