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Writing Across Worlds : Literature and Migration - Russell King

Writing Across Worlds

Literature and Migration

By: Russell King (Editor), Paul White (Editor), John Connell (Editor)

Paperback Published: 12th October 1995
ISBN: 9780415105309
Number Of Pages: 304

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Writing has always been a means of making crossings and forging connections between different worlds. Some writers have found it hard to reach an international audience, however: for decades the western literary establishment has been all too ready to sideline writers with mixed cultural or migrant backgrounds as 'marginal', 'multicultural' or simply 'other'. Since its foundation in 1984 the literary magazine Wasafiri has focused on the idea of the writer as someone who transports the imagination beyond the maps of narrowly defined borders, and has promoted a range of new and established voices as well as signposting new waves in contemporary literature worldwide.
To celebrate Wasafiri's twentieth anniversary, Writing Across Worlds brings together a selection of interviews with major international writers previously featured in the pages of the magazine. Conducted by a wide constituency of distinguished critics, writers and journalists, the interviews offer a unique insight into the views and work of a remarkable array of acclaimed authors. They also chart a slow but certain cultural shift: those once seen as 'other' have not only won many of the establishment's most revered literary prizes but have also become central figures in contemporary literature, writing across and into all our real and imagined worlds.
With an introductory comment by Susheila Nasta, editor of Wasafiri, this collection is essential reading for all those interested in contemporary literature.

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..."an insightful, cross-disciplinary collection." -"Labor History "As an attempt to extend the methodological range of research on migration in the social sciences "Writing Across Worlds is a welcome effort ... [I]n the final analysis [this] is a very enjoyable and thought-provoking read." -Khalid Koser, University of Sussex

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Geography, Literature and Migrationp. 1
Literary Reflections on Irish Migration in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuriesp. 20
From Pappkoffer to Pluralismp. 39
'rivers to Cross'p. 57
Negotiating Identity in the Metropolisp. 70
Notesp. 87
Perceptions of Place Among Writers of Algerian Immigrant Origin in Francep. 89
From Francité to Créolitép. 101
Pied-Noir Literaturep. 125
Friulani Nel Mondop. 141
Sunday Too Far Awayp. 162
Migration in Contemporary Maltese Fictionp. 172
Literary Perspectives on Jews in Britain in the Early Twentieth Centuryp. 180
Return Migration in American Novels of the 1920s and 1930sp. 198
Birds of Passage or Squawking Ducksp. 216
Vulcan's Broodp. 229
Far Cities and Silver Countriesp. 248
In Samoan Worldsp. 263
Indexp. 280
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ISBN: 9780415105309
ISBN-10: 0415105307
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 12th October 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1

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