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Ordens asyl: En inledning till den moderna exillitteraturen
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Literature and History of Ideas, History of Literature.
2011 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The book is a broad introduction to modern exile literature in eleven chapters, contrasting the exilic experience in the 20th century, making voluntary exile possible, to classical exile signifying banishment. The book claims that every exile is singular and resists generalisation. Therefore seven chapters are devoted to close readings of individual exile writers, representing different phases of modern 20th century literature: James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Djuna Barnes, Witold Gombrowicz/ Vladimir Nabokov, Nelly Sachs, Paul Celan and W.G.Sebald. A chapter on Ovid and a backgorund sketch are attempts to delineate modern from classical kinds of exile literature. At the end conclusions are drawn as to the status of exile in a globalised world, characterised by radically increased mobility and communication across borders and languages. The book is also written as a pedagogical introduction to the field of exile literary studies at the university.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Bonniers , 2011, 1. , 263 p.
Keyword [en]
exile literature, modernism
Keyword [sv]
Exillitteratur, modernism
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-63140ISBN: 978-91-0-12587-5OAI: diva2:446913
Available from: 2011-10-10 Created: 2011-10-10 Last updated: 2012-03-13Bibliographically approved

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