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Outlandish : writing between exile and diaspora

Author: Nico Israel
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Outlandish addresses geographical displacement as a lived experience in the twentieth century, as a predicament of writing, and as a problem for theory. It focuses on the work of three transitional writers from diverse backgrounds working in different genres: Joseph Conrad, the Ukrainian-born Polish novelist and storywriter living in Britain at the turn of the century; Theodor W. Adorno, the German-Jewish  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Joseph Conrad; Theodor W Adorno; Salman Rushdie; Joseph Conrad; Theodor W Adorno; Salman Rushdie; Theodor W Adorno; Joseph Conrad; Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie; Joseph Conrad; Theodor W Adorno; Theodor W Adorno; Joseph Conrad; Salman Rushdie
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nico Israel
ISBN: 0804730733 9780804730730
OCLC Number: 43185875
Description: xii, 252 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Writing between Exile and Diaspora 1 --
Voyage Out 1 --
Tropics of Displacement 4 --
Place Matters 5 --
Unheimlich(e) Maneuvers 8 --
Rhetoric of Displacement 11 --
Forcing the Issue of Choice 13 --
Map 18 --
Chapter 1 Conrad and the Cultural Geography of Exile 23 --
Aura, The Aura 23 --
Fostering Difference 28 --
Vexed Encounters 31 --
Only (Dis) Connect 39 --
Mach es Kurz! 51 --
I had jumped ... it seems 58 --
Usque ad Finem 71 --
"Et apres? There is an apres." 74 --
Chapter 2 Adorno, Los Angeles, and the Dislocation of Culture 75 --
Flying T.W.A. 75 --
Blue Note 78 --
Ac-cen-tu-ate the Negative 85 --
From Monad to Nomad, and Back 97 --
Subversive Elements 101 --
Split Personalities 116 --
Future Perfect 118 --
Chapter 3 Place of Salman Rushdie 123 --
Preamble 123 --
Finding Elbaroom 130 --
States of Emergency 137 --
Translating History 148 --
To the Devil 157 --
Homing Devices 174.
Responsibility: Nico Israel.
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