Writing Across Worlds: Literature and Migration

Writing Across Worlds: Literature and Migration

by John Connell
     
 

Drawing on a wide range of migrants' writings, this collection reveals an extraordinary diversity of global migratory experience while illustrating the realities and emotions shared by all who leave their home and culture and must adapt to another.

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Drawing on a wide range of migrants' writings, this collection reveals an extraordinary diversity of global migratory experience while illustrating the realities and emotions shared by all who leave their home and culture and must adapt to another.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415105309
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/13/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
1Geography, Literature and Migration1
2Literary Reflections on Irish Migration in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries20
3From Pappkoffer to Pluralism: Migrant writing in the German Federal Republic39
4'Rivers to Cross': Exile and transformation in the Caribbean migration novels of George Lamming57
5Negotiating Identity in the Metropolis: Generational differences in South Asian British fiction70
6Perceptions of Place among Writers of Algerian Immigrant Origin in France89
7From Francite to Creolite: French West Indian literature comes home101
8Pied-Noir Literature: The writing of a migratory elite125
9Friulani Nel Mondo: The literature of an Italian emigrant region141
10Sunday Too Far Away: Images of emigrant existence in the literature of Slovenes in the United States, Canada and Australia162
11Migration in Contemporary Maltese Fiction172
12Literary Perspectives on Jews in Britain in the Early Twentieth Century180
13Return Migration in American Novels of the 1920s and 1930s198
14Birds of Passage or Squawking Ducks: Writing across generations of Japanese-Canadian literature216
15Vulcan's Brood: Spatial narratives of migration in Southern Africa229
16Far Cities and Silver Countries: Migration to Australia in fiction and film248
17In Samoan Worlds: Culture, migration, identity and Albert Wendt263
Index280

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