The Exile and Return of Writers from East-Central Europe: A Compendium

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John Neubauer, Borbála Zsuzsanna Török
Walter de Gruyter, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 626 pages
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This is the first comparative study of literature written by writers who fled from East-Central Europe during the twentieth century. It includes not only interpretations of individual lives and literary works, but also studies of the most important literary journals, publishers, radio programs, and other aspects of exile literary cultures. The theoretical part of introduction distinguishes between exiles, émigrés, and expatriates, while the historical part surveys the pre-twentieth-century exile traditions and provides an overview of the exilic events between 1919 and 1995; one section is devoted to exile cultures in Paris, London, and New York, as well as in Moscow, Madrid, Toronto, Buenos Aires and other cities. The studies focus on the factional divisions within each national exile culture and on the relationship between the various exiled national cultures among each other. They also investigate the relation of each exile national culture to the culture of its host country. Individual essays are devoted to Witold Gombrowicz, Paul Goma, Milan Kundera, Monica Lovincescu, Miloš Crnjanski, Herta Müller, and to the "internal exile" of Imre Kertész. Special attention is devoted to the new forms of exile that emerged during the ex-Yugoslav wars, and to the problems of "homecoming" of exiled texts and writers
  

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Contents

Home of the Twentieth Century
4
Introduction
107
The Hungarian Activists in Vienna 19191926
109
Towards a Hermeneutics of the EastEast Exilic Experience 19291945
123
Kultura 19462000
144
Danuta Mostwin and Others
189
19571989
204
Personal Recollections
230
Introduction
397
Exile in the Autobiographical Works of Kazimierz Brandys and Andrzej Bobkowski
400
Sándor Márais San Gennaro vére and Ítélet Canudosban
416
Sándor Márai Gustaw HerlingGrudzin ski and Others
422
Is There a Place Like Home? Jewish Narratives of Exile and Homecoming in Late TwentiethCentury EastCentral Europe
432
Introduction
473
Between Myths of Belonging
475
Transitory Partial and Digital
497

Pavel Tigrid and Svĕdectví
242
Monica Lovinescu at Radio Free Europe
276
Introduction
307
Miloš Crnjanski in Exile
309
Gombrowicz the Émigré
325
the Permanence of Dissidence and Exile
342
The Example of Imre Kertész
368
Paradigm of the Circle
384
The Reintegration of Hungarian Literary Exile after 1989
521
Rebirth and Apotheosis of a TransylvanianHungarian Writer
538
East Central Literary Exile and its Representation
579
A Timeline of Exile Movements 19192000
597
List of Contributors
605
Backmatter
613
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John Neubauer, University of Amsterdam; Borbala Zsuzsanna T?r?k, Central European University Budapest.

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