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date: 18 September 2020

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This article examines Amitav Ghosh’s climate change novel The Hungry Tide, which has become something of a canonical text for environmental critics. It explains that this novel shows the literary processes of mediation and argues that, instead of viewing mediation as a substitution of the sign for the real, we follow Latour suggestion that the mediated circulation of things is what makes them real. It also argues that by tracing mediation in literary texts, ecocriticism can begin to describe their innovations in the world of things.

Keywords: The Hungry Tide, Amitav Ghosh, climate change novel, literary mediation, ecocriticism, environmental critics, canonical text

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