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One-Way Tickets : Writers and the Culture of Exile.

Author: Alicia Borinsky
Publisher: San Antonio : Trinity University Press, 2012.
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In One-Way Tickets, Borinsky offers up a splendid tour across 20th-century literatures, providing a literary travelogue to writers and artists in exile. She describes their challenges in adjusting to new homelands, issues of identity and language, and the brilliant works produced under the discomforts and stresses of belonging nowhere. Speaking with the authority of first-hand experience, Borinsky relates the story  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alicia Borinsky
ISBN: 9781595341136 1595341137
OCLC Number: 811502552
Description: 1 online resource (237 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; A Samovar's Tale; Stranded; How Foreign Can One Remain?; The Self and Its Impossible Landscapes; Who Will Speak the Truth?; Instructions for Taking a Leap; Everybody's Other World; Who Is the Woman of the Mother Tongue?; Getting a Life; Foreignness and Ridicule; We Are Everywhere; Notes; Index.

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In One-Way Tickets, Borinsky offers up a splendid tour across 20th-century literatures, providing a literary travelogue to writers and artists in exile. She describes their challenges in adjusting to new homelands, issues of identity and language, and the brilliant works produced under the discomforts and stresses of belonging nowhere. Speaking with the authority of first-hand experience, Borinsky relates the story of her own family?Eastern European Jews, with one-way tickets to Buenos Aires, refugees from the countries that?spat them out and massacred those who stayed on." Borinksy herself be.

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