Crossing Frontiers

Crossing Frontiers

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This volume brings together two very popular and active research fields: Swiss Studies and Intercultural Studies. It includes contributions on the movement of ideas, literatures, and individuals from one culture to another or one language to another, and the ways in which they have been either assimilated or questioned. All of the writers explore this general theme; some come from a literary angle, some look at linguistic inventiveness and translation, whilst others study the problems faced when crossing geographical and cultural borders or presenting ideas which do not 'travel' well. By emphasising the connections, borrowings and mutual influences between Switzerland and other countries such as Germany, Hungary, France, the UK, and the Americas, the articles reaffirm the importance for Switzerland of intellectual openness and cultural exchange.Some background on Raymond Carver a#39;Read it. Read everything Raymond Carver wrotea#39;;6 with these words, Salman Rushdie concluded his review of A New Path to the Waterfall (1989), a volume of poetry published a year after Carvera#39;sanbsp;...

Title:Crossing Frontiers
Author:Barbara Burns, Joy Charnley
Publisher:Rodopi - 2010-01-01


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