Writing Across Worlds: Literature and Migration

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Overview

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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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)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Geography, Literature and Migration 1
2 Literary Reflections on Irish Migration in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 20
3 From Pappkoffer to Pluralism: Migrant writing in the German Federal Republic 39
4 'Rivers to Cross': Exile and transformation in the Caribbean migration novels of George Lamming 57
5 Negotiating Identity in the Metropolis: Generational differences in South Asian British fiction 70
6 Perceptions of Place among Writers of Algerian Immigrant Origin in France 89
7 From Francite to Creolite: French West Indian literature comes home 101
8 Pied-Noir Literature: The writing of a migratory elite 125
9 Friulani Nel Mondo: The literature of an Italian emigrant region 141
10 Sunday Too Far Away: Images of emigrant existence in the literature of Slovenes in the United States, Canada and Australia 162
11 Migration in Contemporary Maltese Fiction 172
12 Literary Perspectives on Jews in Britain in the Early Twentieth Century 180
13 Return Migration in American Novels of the 1920s and 1930s 198
14 Birds of Passage or Squawking Ducks: Writing across generations of Japanese-Canadian literature 216
15 Vulcan's Brood: Spatial narratives of migration in Southern Africa 229
16 Far Cities and Silver Countries: Migration to Australia in fiction and film 248
17 In Samoan Worlds: Culture, migration, identity and Albert Wendt 263
Index 280
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