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Author: 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

In: Journal of World Literature
Author: 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

In: Journal of World Literature
Author: 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

In: Journal of World Literature
Author: 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

In: Journal of World Literature
Author: 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

In: Journal of World Literature
Author: Nasrin Qader

creative striving through writing to generate a time and space and a weave of relationality that would suspend the constantly impending destructive force of war. Moreover, I distinguish between “life world” and “mere life” or “mere living,” where the latter is exposure of life at every instant to the

In: Journal of World Literature
Author: Miya Qiong Xie

and establishes a life there, but he always dreams of returning to his hometown. At the end of the story, he finally sets out on his homeward journey. The third Korean story, “Pig” (豚 “Buta”; Korean title 돈 “Ton”, 1933) by Yi Hyo-seok (이효석 1907–1942), portrays a peasant’s poor living conditions in

In: Journal of World Literature
Author: Yaseen Noorani

relationship between the waṭan topos and genres of Arabic poetry can be considered in terms of Bakhtin’s account of the idyll as a primary literary chronotope. The idyll is an idealized literary depiction of a conventional way of life. Bakhtin posits that the different types of idyll, including the family

In: Journal of Arabic Literature
Author: Atoor Lawandow

that al-Ṭahṭāwī may have been inspired as well by military songs written to motivate soldiers deployed in the Crimean War (1853-1856), noting that a contemporary of al-Ṭahṭāwī, the Istanbul-based poet Yusuf Halis (1805-1882), wrote songs for the war, which he also called waṭaniyyāt , that contained

In: Journal of Arabic Literature
Author: Orit Bashkin

stone, and every alley in the city, who could not see his home elsewhere. The love for Aleppo stays with Michel’s sons after they leave their city. When Michel’s eldest, Raḥmo, arrives in Paris, he is unable to forget his hometown. At times, his life in Paris is represented as a direct consequence of

In: Journal of Arabic Literature