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historical context. In addition, his protagonists take a logical, reasoned approach to both describing and offering solutions to the ‘mysteries’ of life in contemporary society, particularly the functioning of human sexual desire. Notably, Cohen describes the detective of the roman policier as an

In: Pathos, poetry and politics in Michel Houellebecq's fiction
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: 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

In: Journal of World Literature

addition, the great droughts of the 1960s shook the Sahelian region with full force, making life unstable and forcing more and more people to leave their lands in order to make a living, and wreaking havoc upon the local societies. These efforts on behalf of writing in Pulaar represent the strong beliefs

In: Journal of World Literature

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

In: Journal of World Literature

’s Portrait of a Tongue: An Experimental Translation More specifically, in terms of Tawada’s “Porträt einer Zunge,” what happens when a Japanese writer living in Germany writes in German in the person of a narrator of indeterminate nationality who is spending a few months in the United States? What

In: Journal of World Literature

Clifford, as an “itinerary rather than a bounded site – a series of encounters and translations” (11) and as history. Mehrotra’s interest lies in the “invisible web of connections that lies beneath a literature, the stories that are hidden behind the stories we read.” It is motivated “less by a desire to

In: Journal of World Literature
Author: Anna Muenchrath

Anna Nussbaum first corresponded with Langston Hughes in December of 1927, sending him the short article on his life she had written for the Viennese newspaper Der Tag in which she calls him “a poet of the colored proletariat, of the proletariat as such.” She continued to write to him in the

In: Journal of World Literature