Literature in Exile

Literature in Exile

By: John Glad (editor)Hardback

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In December 1987 a group of published novelists, poets, and journalists met in Vienna to participate in the Wheatland Conference on Literature. The writers presented papers addressing their common experience-that of being exiled. Each explored different facets of the condition of exile, providing answers to questions such as: What do exiled writers have in common? What is the exile's obligation to colleagues and readers in the country of origin? Is the effect of changing languages one of enrichment or impoverishment? How does the new society treat the emigre? Following each essay is a peer discussion of the topic addressed. The volume includes writers whose origins lie in Central Europe, South Africa, Israel, Cuba, Chile, Somalia, and Turkey. Through their testimony of the creative process in exile, we gain insight into the forces which affect the creative process as a whole.Contributors. William Gass, Yury Miloslavsky, Jan Vladislav, Jiri Grusa, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Horst Bienek, Edward Limonov, Nedim Gursel, Nuruddin Farah, Jaroslav Vejvoda, Anton Shammas, Joseph Brodsky, Wojciech Karpinski, Thomas Venclova, Yuri Druzhnikov


Preface vii The Philosophical Significance of Exile / William Gass 1 Aquae et ignis interdictio / Yury Miloslavsky 8 Exile, Responsibility, Destiny / Jan Vladislav 14 The Portable Ghetto / Jiri Grusa 28 The Invisible Exile / Guillermo Cabrera Infante 34 Exile Is Rebellion / Horst Bienek 41 Thirteen Studies on Exile / Edward Limonov 49 Words of Exile / Nedim Gursel 59 In Praise of Exile / Nuruddin Farah 64 This Swelling Exodus / Jaroslav Vejvoda 78 Exile from a Democracy / Anton Shammas 84 The Condition We Call "Exile" / Joseph Brodsky 100 The Exile as Writer: A Conversation about Sorrow and Joy / Wojciech Karpinski 131 An Exercise in Futility: The Case of Andrei Kurbsky / Tomas Venclova 139 Report of a New Arrival / Yuri Druzhnikow 149 Glossary of Names 155 Notes on Contributors 162

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  • ISBN13: 9780822309871
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780822309871
  • ISBN10: 0822309874

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