Literature on the Move formulates a new aesthetics for the altered conditions and challenges of the new century. The point of departure for examining a bordercrossing literature on the move is travel literature, from which the view opens up unto other spaces, dimensions and patterns of movement which will shape the literatures of the 21th Century. And these will become - one needs no prophetic gift to see - for a major part
literatures with no fixed abode. Signposts of this journey through literature proposed by this book are texts by, among many others, Balzac, Barthes, Baudrillard, Borges, Calvino, Condé, Cohen, Diderot, Goethe, A.v. Humboldt, Kristeva, Reyes, Rodó or Stadler. This book will specially appeal to an audience interested by comparative literature, literary theory, and travel literature and will be of interest to anybody who delights in «literary journeys».
Signposts One Parcours Mapping a world on the move Two Traverse From the surfacing of America to the disappearing of Europe Three Passage Eye, ear and the place of writing Four Passage Writing in modernity Five Traverse From the modern narrative space to the Orbis Tertius Six Passage Proteus in Uruguay Seven Passage Iphigenia in Mexico Eight Traverse Avant-garde, Post-avant-garde, Postmodernism Nine Passage The world inside the head Ten Passage On the swing Eleven Passage as Traverse Crossing the mangroves Twelve Return How the New World appeared in the Old and became in the New the Old World Short selected bibliography Index of names