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Migration and literature : Günter Grass, Milan Kundera, Salman Rushdie, and Jan Kjærstad

Author: Søren Frank
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"We live in an age of migration and more and more authors have migrant backgrounds. Migration and Literature offers a thorough and thought-provoking examination of the thematic and formal role of migration in four contemporary and canonized novelists: Gunter Grass, Milan Kundera, Salman Rushdie, and Jan Kjaerstad. This book examines how these novelists reflect, problematize, and "resolve" the problems set by the  Read more...
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Frank, Søren.
Migration and literature.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(OCoLC)654158410
Named Person: Günter Grass; Milan Kundera; Salman Rushdie; Jan Kjærstad; Jan Kjaerstad; Günter Grass; Milan Kundera; Salman Rushdie
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Søren Frank
ISBN: 0230608280 9780230608283
OCLC Number: 192135700
Description: 235 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Prolegomena: Towards a Literature of Migration Gunter Grass The Birth of the Trilogy Heroes Against Absurdity Territories and Histories Linguistic Diarrhea Return of the Storyteller Milan Kundera Heroes of Non-Belonging The Modern Homecoming The Art of Composition Return of the Authorial Narrator Salman Rushdie Heroes of Disorientation Language Deterritorialized Dissemination Rhizomatic Forms Jan Kjarstad Narratorial Oscillations Norway Localized Kaleidoscopic Form and Human Identity Epilegomena: Literary Studies and the Canon
Responsibility: Søren Frank.
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