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Lives in translation : bilingual writers on identity and creativity

Author: Isabelle de Courtivron
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many writers work in a language other than their mother tongue. In this collection, writers explore the role that bilingualism has played in their creative lives and their sense of self. Contributors  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isabelle de Courtivron
ISBN: 9780230610705 0230610706
OCLC Number: 277068271
Notes: Originally published: New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Includes index.
Description: 171 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Various lives / Anita Desai --
Writing on the language of the other / Assia Djebar --
The wandering bigamists of language / Ariel Dorfman --
The im/possibility of life-writing in two languages / Shirley Geok-lin Lim --
P.S. / Eva Hoffman --
The mask and the pen / Nancy Huston --
Bilingualism, writing, and the feeling of not quite being there / Sylvia Molloy --
Linguistic ecology : preventing a great loss / Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill --
To write and eye words / José F.A. Oliver --
Arabic : the silenced father tongue / Leïla Sebbar --
The drowned library (Reflections on found, lost, and translated books and languages) / Anton Shammas --
My love affair with Spanglish / Ilan Stavans --
Writing in the web of words / Yoko Tawada --
Memoirs of a bilingual daughter / Isabelle de Courtivron.
Responsibility: edited by Isabelle de Courtivron.

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'Fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in or first-hand experience with bi- or multilingulism'-Gunilla Anderman, Comparative Literature Studies

 
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