David Mitchell's Post-Secular World: Buddhism, Belief and the Urgency of Compassion

Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- David Mitchell's Fictional World: A Chronology -- Introducing David Mitchell's Fictional World -- Entering Mitchell's macronovel -- David Mitchell's narrative cartographies -- Map...

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Main Author: Harris-Birtill, Rose (Author)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: London Bloomsbury Publishing PLC 2019
Series/Journal:New Horizons in Contemporary Writing Ser
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Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: Harris-Birtill, Rose: David Mitchell's Post-Secular World : Buddhism, Belief and the Urgency of Compassion. - London : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC,c2019. - 9781350078598
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Summary:Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- David Mitchell's Fictional World: A Chronology -- Introducing David Mitchell's Fictional World -- Entering Mitchell's macronovel -- David Mitchell's narrative cartographies -- Mapping the macronovel -- Introducing the mandala -- Towards a plural post-secular -- Mapping the mandala -- Towards a mandalic mapping -- Chapter 1: Enter the 'World-Machine': Navigating David Mitchell's Narrative Islands -- Mapping the metaphysical -- David Mitchell's 'World-Machine' and globalization -- David Mitchell's narrative islands -- Belief and secularity in David Mitchell's macronovel -- 'World in a bottle': David Mitchell's short stories -- The coming-of-age narrative as morality tale -- Mortality and the supernatural -- Mitchell's metafictions -- David Mitchell's short stories and the building blocks of belief -- Beyond the 'World-Machine' -- Chapter 2: 'Right Yourself as Best You May': Voicing Tragedy in David Mitchell's Libretti -- Building the sand mandala -- David Mitchell's libretti in performance -- Rebirth in David Mitchell's libretti -- 'I'd make more sense in Sanskrit, or better yet, Tibetan' -- 'Honour us, by living fully' -- The sand mandala as Gesamtkunstwerk -- Staging David Mitchell's libretti -- 'When remembered, we exist' -- Chapter 3: 'Looking Down Time's Telescope at Myself': Reincarnation and Global Futures in David Mitchell's Fictional Worlds -- 'Time's telescope' and reincarnation -- 'Reincarnation time' and transmigration -- 'Treading on spirals': Reincarnation in the macronovel -- 'Being born's a hell of a lottery': Marinus and the role of the bodhisattva -- 'Reincarnation time' and the Anthropocene -- Chapter 4: 'What a Sick Zoo': Escaping the Panopticon in David Mitchell's Macronovel -- The mandala as political paradigm
Deconstructing the mandala -- The mandala as panopticon -- The panoptic paradigm in number9dream -- Eiji and the PanOpticon -- The yakuza and the panoptic paradigm -- Escaping the panopticon -- A tale of two endings -- Panoptic control across the macronovel -- 'I should've been born, hissed Unborn Twin, not you' -- Chapter 5: 'Little Things that Speak of the Big Things': Towards a Mandalic Literature -- Identifying other mandalic narrative worlds -- Towards a mandalic literature -- Conclusion: The mandala beyond Mitchell -- Appendix A: David Mitchell's UK Book Sales -- Appendix B: Tibetan Buddhist Mandala Sand Painting -- Appendix C: Enlarged Mandala -- Appendix D: Sand Mandala Construction -- Appendix E: Wake Act 2 Photograph -- Appendix F: Wheel of Life Mandala -- Appendix G: An Interview with David Mitchell, 2015 -- Appendix H: An Interview with David Mitchell, 2016 -- David Mitchell: Selected Critical Reading -- Books and journal special issues -- Works Cited -- Index
ISBN:1350078603