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


  • Alessandro Vescovi Università degli Studi di Milano



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

Biografia autore

Alessandro Vescovi, Università degli Studi di Milano

Alessandro Vescovi (b. 1968) holds a Ph.D. from Genoa University and is at present senior research fellow at the Università degli Studi di Milano, where he teaches English Literature and postcolonial literature. His research field includes Dickens and the Indian novel in English. He has authored a book on short story theory (Dal Focolare allo scrittoio: la short story tra vittorianesimo e modernismo. 1999) and coedited two volumes on Dickens and the Victorians (Dickens the Craft of Fiction and the Challenges of Reading, 2000; Victorians and Italy 2009).

He has written extensively about R.K. Narayan, Salman Rushdie and a monograph on Amitav Ghosh (2010).




Come citare

Vescovi, Alessandro. 2014. «Beyond East and West: The Meaning and Significance of Kim’s Great Game». Altre Modernità, n. 11 (maggio):10-20.



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