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way of life, has largely defined himself through Arendtean work. The Groby estate, which had seemed so solid and permanent, is a concrete man- ifestation of a particular culture that work has preserved. The quotid- ian labour of Groby’s servants is its daily sustenance: its ephemeral eating and

In: Ford Madox Ford’s Parade’s End

actually celebrated the values of a Ca­ tholic culture. And there were representatives of the Other living in England and wri­ ting in English about their own country. Guiseppe (or Joseph) Baretti and his Account of the Manners and Customs of Italy (1768) is the classical case here, and Hester Lynch

In: The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Italies of British Travellers

, concluding that, unlike many migrants, she takes a strange kind of comfort from not being tied to a single location. Being displaced, she says, serves as a motivating factor in her creativity. She explains that she uses Bulgarian and English for different purposes and in different aspects of her life

In: Creativity in Exile

earth .. . . If the most versatile of living forms, the human, now fights for survival as it always has, it can eliminate not only itself but all other life. And if that should transpire, unwanted places like the desert might be the harsh mother of repopulation (215-216). Here, in a veiled

In: Literature and the Grotesque

, France no longer tolerated Protestants on its soil. What Roxana vividly remembers from these early scenes of her English life, a life as a foreigner still, is how her father complained of being pestered for help by poorer and later arrivals: a great-many of those, who, for any Religion they had

In: Creativity in Exile

literature. Though the impetus to the novel had been the literary remains of the life, work and death of her close friend Christa Tabbert who died of leukemia in 1963, the novel was ultimately about Christa Wolf’s own inner self in a political environment that did not allow for such inner freedom of

In: The Time before Death

her autobiographical sketches Leben in zwei Welten (2007). In this book, she recounts her father’s life, a first-generation immigrant who discovered, while living in Germany, a yearning for his native Turkey; yet when on vacation in his homeland he became overwhelmed by desire to return to Germany

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In: New Perspectives on Imagology

is a visionary task which proves beyond the scope of GOR literature. Wolfs envisaged transformation of literature into a quality of life is perhaps a recognisably German ambition. It is indicative of a deep crisis that she has to admit to herself: 'Everything I needed to think and feel extended

In: Kulturstreit – Streitkultur

life depending on duplicity; politicians do not really have any firm creed and act in conformity with social convention, motivated as they are by selfish drives. In the sensation novel Gissing finds a genre which is congenial to his representation of the threat of chaos and disorder in what is, on

In: A Garland For Gissing

alienating is an important motif in the work of the Zimbabwean Dambudzo Marechera, a writer whose experience of exile in London, Flora Veit-Wild notes, "was aggravated by increasing racism in Britain".14 Marechera spent a substantial portion of his time in England living a life of "homelessness and

In: The Swarming Streets