Life from Elsewhere: Journeys Through World Literature

Life from Elsewhere: Journeys Through World Literature

By: Yazbek Yazbek (author), Dowlatabadi Dowlatabadi (author), Asmaa Al Ghul (author), Hanna Krall (author), Ayelet Gundar-Goshen (author), Andres Neuman (author), Alain Mabanckou (author), Chan Koonchung (author), Andrey Kurkov (author), Amit Chaudhuri (contributor)Paperback

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Celebrating the first ten years of the Writers in Translation Programme Writers in Translation, established in 2005 and supported by Bloomberg and Arts Council England, champions the best literature from across the globe. To mark the programme's tenth anniversary, English PEN and Pushkin Press present Life from Elsewhere: Journeys Through World Literature - ten new essays by leading international writers, with an introduction by award-winning novelist and critic Amit Chaudhuri. These illuminating, invigorating pieces reflect on the question of identity, both personal and political, in a many-frontiered world. Alain Mabanckou writes on how the Congo remains his umbilical cord, Andres Neuman on growing up in Argentina, Chan Koonchung on the impossibility of defining China, Israel's Ayelet Gundar-Goshen on a meta-fictional encounter between writer and translator, Samar Yazbek on post-revolutionary Syria, Asmaa al-Ghul on how every experience in Palestine is linked to occupation, Mahmoud Dowlatabadi on the defiance of literature in the face of Iran's revolution, Hanna Krall on the lasting effects of the Holocaust in Poland, Andrey Kurkov on the dead and living languages of the Caucasus, and Turkey's Elif Shafak on the necessity of a cosmopolitan and diverse Europe.

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Ayelet Gundar-Goshen was born in Israel in 1982. She holds an MA in Clinical Psychology from Tel Aviv University, has been a news editor on Israel's leading newspaper and has worked for the Israeli civil rights movement. Her film scripts have won prizes at international festivals, including the Berlin Today Award and the New York City Short Film Festival Award. One Night, Markovitch, her first novel, won the Sapir Prize for best debut. Andres Neuman was born in Buenos Aires in 1977, and grew up and lives in Spain. The son of Argentinian emigre musicians, he has published numerous novels, short stories, essays and poetry collections. His first novel to be translated into English, Traveller of the Century, was awarded the Alfaguara and National Critics Prize and shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

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  • publication date: 05/11/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781782271895
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781782271895
  • weight: 136
  • ISBN10: 1782271899

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