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Living in translation : Polish writers in America

Author: Halina Stephan
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2003.
Series: Studies in Slavic literature and poetics, v. 38.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book discusses the interaction of Polish and American culture. It documents problems encountered by those who became expatriates in response to a totalitarian system they had left behind. It revises and updates the image of the Polish exile authors, refocusing it along the lines of culture transfer, border straddling, and benefits resulting from a transcultural existence.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Halina Stephan
ISBN: 9042010169 9789042010161
OCLC Number: 52645706
Description: 382 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the last exiles / Halina Stephan --
America, America : scouting the routes of translation / Beth Holmgren --
The gift returned : Czesław Miłosz and American poetry / Bogdana Carpenter --
Setting the handbrake : Barańczak's poetics of displacement / Clare Cavanaugh --
A field guide to Tymoteusz Karpowicz / Frank Kujawinski and Tomasz Tabako --
Eroticism and exile : Anna Frajlich's poetry / Regina Grol --
Jerzy Kosinski : a Polish immigrant / Thomas Gladsky --
Leopold Tyrmand, peripheral subordination and the American conservative movement / Ewa M. Thompson --Marek Hłasko's Letters from America / Roman Koropeckyj --
Henryk Grynberg : the quest for artistic and non-artistic truth / Anna Frajlich --
Eva Hoffman : forging a postmodern identity / Madeline Levine --
Arden and Absolute Milan : Jan Kott in exile / Allen J. Kuharski --
Many happy returns : Janusz Głowacki and his exilic experience / Tamara Trojanowska --
Exile and emigration in the films of Roman Polanski / Herbert J. Eagle --
Agnieszka Holland reads Hollywoood / Maria T. Stalnaker --
Inscribing otherness : Polish-American writers after the great divide / George Z. Gasyna.
Series Title: Studies in Slavic literature and poetics, v. 38.
Other Titles: Polish writers in America
Responsibility: edited by Halina Stephan.

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This book discusses the interaction of Polish and American culture. It documents problems encountered by those who became expatriates in response to a totalitarian system they had left behind. It revises and updates the image of the Polish exile authors, refocusing it along the lines of culture transfer, border straddling, and benefits resulting from a transcultural existence.

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