Expatriate Writing

Expatriate Writing

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This volume presents the work of internationally renowned scholars from Australia, Germany, Italy, South Africa, the UK and the US. The focus on W.G. Sebald's writing as that of an expatriate author offers a fresh and productive approach to Sebald scholarship. In one way or another, all 28 essays in this innovative, bi-lingual collection take up the notion of Sebald's experience as an expatriate writer: be it in the analysis of intertextual, transmedial and generic border crossings, on the a€œexposure to the othera€ and the experience of alterity, on the question of identity construction and performance, on affinities with other expatriate writers, on the recurring topics of a€œhomea€, a€œexilea€, a€œdislocationa€ and a€œmigrationa€, or on the continuing work of a€œmemorya€ to work through and to preserve the consciousness of a destructive past that has informed the childhood as much as the adult life-world of the author.... are at the centre of this essay that tries to give answers to two questions: Which concept of literature does Sebald argue here, ex negativo? ... hat und sein geradezu kometenhafter Aufstieg als literarischer Autor sich gerade mal in seinem letzten Lebensjahrzehnt abspielte. ... Wenige Monate spActer wurde das erste a€œInterviewa€ mit Sebald auf Spanisch verApffentlicht, drei Seiten, die von der Person, demanbsp;...

Title:Expatriate Writing
Author:Gerhard Fischer
Publisher:Rodopi - 2009-01-01


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