Realms of Exile

Realms of Exile : Nomadism, Diasporas, and Eastern European Voices

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Realms of Exile brings together authors writing on diverse themes of Eastern European exile to define the experiential and linguistic peculiarities of exiled people who share similar cultural, geographical, and mythological backgrounds and who have suffered under totalitarian rule. Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural scholarship at its best, the book casts new light on the many nuances and variations of many of the cultures and ethnic groups of Eastern Europeans.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 220 pages
  • 149.9 x 228.6 x 20.3mm | 430.92g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739103334
  • 9780739103333
  • 1,716,149

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Realms of Exile presents a fascinating mosaic of inquiries into an experience that turns out to be all too characteristic of the twentieth century. The ten essays Radulescu has gathered examine exile in its theoretical and experiential modes and in its metaphysical and political dimensions, as experienced by individuals as well as by entire displaced peoples across the map of eastern Europe. Collectively, the essays show just how influential the concept of exile remains in our culture. This volume makes a significant contribution to exile studies and recommends itself to anyone interested in what our recent past means. -- Thomas Seifrid, University of Southern Californiashow more

About Domnica Radulescu

Domnica Radulescu is Associate Professor of Romance Languages at Washington and Lee University.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Ethics, Consciousness, and the Potentialities of Literature - Teaching Narratives of Exile Chapter 3 Telling Gypsy Exile: Pushkin, India, and Romani Diaspora Chapter 4 Nabokov's Lolita and the Post-War Emigre Consciousness Chapter 5 The Exile as Autobiographer: Nabokov's Homecoming Chapter 6 The Rhetoric of Andrei Codrescu: a Reading in Exilic Fragmentation Chapter 7 Exile and Polish Cinema: from Mickiewicz and Slowacki to Kieslowski Chapter 8 Alienations of Exilic Return: Russian Immigrants and "Ingathering" in Hebron Chapter 9 Memory in Exile: Notes on Milosz, Identity, and Writing Chapter 10 Binarism versus Sythesis: Eastern European and Generic Exile Chapter 11 Theorizing Exileshow more

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