Flight from Certainty: The Dilemma of Identity and Exile

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Anne Luyat, Francine Tolron
Rodopi, 2001 - Social Science - 254 pages
From the contents: The eighth continent or Living on the edge (Alma Ambert). - Real and imagined worlds: Salman Rushdie as a writer of the Indian diaspora (Nilufer Bharucha). - New Zealand: exile and identity in a transnational age (Ruth Brown). - Katherine Mansfield: the exile of the mind (Vincent O'Sullivan). - Demons and martyrs (Marianne Ackerman). - The English language in South Africa: empowerment and domination (Bernard Cros).
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Eighth Continent or Living on the Edge
9
Memories of Living Inbetween
17
A Rediscovery of the Dislocated Self Through
26
Salman Rushdie as
51
The Flight from Certainty in Shani Mootoos
63
Hybridity as a Mode of Postcolonial Existence
71
Becoming Oneself in Amit Chaudhuris Novels
80
Exile and Identity in a Transnational
125
The Exile of the Mind
134
Exile in David Malouf
140
Tim Wintons Irish Conceit
153
NineteenthCentury Labouring Class Emigrants
164
Spatial Dilemma of PostModern
177
Demons and Martyrs
193
Louisiana Cajuns
201

Personal Dilemmas and the Politics of Identity
89
New Ways to be Beautiful the Search to Escape Identity
100
Otherness in Anita Desais Baumgartners Bombay
112
Remembering Difference Living in Two Languages
211
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