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Anca Baicoianu

racial persecution”: “In twentieth-century East-Central Europe exile usually meant a self-motivated or, occasionally, forced departure from the home country or habitual place of residence, because of a threat to the person’s freedom or dignified survival […] The departure was for an unforeseeable time

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The Rainbow Isle and the City of Rain

Foreigners in Mauritian and Norwegian Ultraminor Genre Fiction

Rashi Rohatgi

1960s onwards, in Paris alongside black intellectuals from around the world taking their cue from the negritude movement, was raised to obscure his black genes in order to pass for white; in Paris, living as a black man, he noted that he wished he could also speak Hindi so as to more fully represent in

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Susan Bassnett

-known writer herself, is invited to Moscow to a celebration of Falin’s life (since glasnost he has been rehabilitated in absentia ), because she has published some of the poems they worked on together: “Translations without originals” she had called them; poems neither his nor hers, or both his and hers

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Global Masterpieces and Italian Dialects

Shakespeare in Neapolitan and vicentino

Elisa Segnini

synthesize the high quality of our Mediterranean race, and represent a living document in the history of custom. Posterity will be very interested in learning and studying them, especially to understand on what generous and fertile soil the new climate that reshapes the Italian life could plant its roots

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Multilingual Code-Stitching in Ultraminor World Literatures

Reading Abhimanyu Unnuth’s Lāla Pasīnā (1977) with Amitav Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies (2008)

B. Venkat Mani

include a] linguistic community’s size, its literacy rates, the relative vitality of oral traditions, and access to publication or other means of preservation and dissemination … The ultraminor size constantly generates a certain structure in terms of patterns of living, thinking, mapping, remembering

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Lucie Boukalova

). Only this strategy of impressionist badinage and inclusion can produce alife-like” and “animated” text which can “convey a profoundly significant lesson… of humanity” (280). For Ford, the panorama of the modern ethical and emotional fragmentation would not have been complete without the intriguingly

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Gabrielle Moyer

grammar and double entendre, verbal repetition and still life, grinds the fantasy of storytelling to a halt. Or in Joyce’s Finnegans Wake and Beckett’s Trilogy , how an attention to character development is displaced by attention to the word, as it constructs and deconstructs a character, a place, a

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Uriah Kfir

, and literal rather than midrashic use of biblical expressions. What motivated Ibn Ezra to condemn Qilir? Why would he bother with the work of a long-gone poet, five centuries his senior? Yahalom notes the importance of context in understanding Ibn Ezra’s criticism: “It is important to realize that

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Heterographics as a Literary Device

Auditory, Visual, and Cultural Features

Helena Bodin

the case since it translates as “We must always remember that life is for [the] living, my son!”. 24 Perhaps this exhortation is merely a hackneyed saying, but it would nevertheless serve to convey the son’s feeling of affinity with his father, partly based on their shared multilingual skills, an

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ʿAbd al-Rahman Munif

Translator Sonja Mejcher-Atassi and Iman Al Kaisy

mother from Baghdad, Munif’s life trajectory spans from Amman to Baghdad, Cairo, Bucharest, Damascus, Beirut and Paris. Munif came to literature relatively late in life, after a successful career in the petroleum industry, finding in writing a tool for change. “Writer and Exile” compares nicely with