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Ink Dances in Limbo: Gao Xingjian's Writing as Cultural Translation

Jessica Yeung

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099210
eISBN:
9789882207042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099210.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This study of the entire written works of Gao Xingjian, China's first winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, analyses each group of his writing and argues for a reading of Gao's writing as a ... More


In between wor(l)ds: the image of the ‘entre‐lugar’ in Agrestes

Sara Brandellero

in On a Knife-Edge: The Poetry of João Cabral de Melo Neto

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589524
eISBN:
9780191595462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589524.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyses João Cabral's collection, Agrestes (1985). Taking its cue from Silviano Santiago's formulations on the entre-lugar as a locus of enunciation where forms of cultural colonialism ... More


Self-translation as Self-promotion:

Nirad C. Chaudhuri and M. J. Tambimuttu

in South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britain: Culture in Translation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199207770
eISBN:
9780191695681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207770.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Early ‘Asiatic’ writers, seen as exotic and oriental outsiders, were also often expected to embody ‘foreignness’, and provide ‘alien’ perspectives on Britain, usually in prescribed terms. This ... More


Introduction: Writing Across Culture

Jessica Yeung

in Ink Dances in Limbo: Gao Xingjian's Writing as Cultural Translation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099210
eISBN:
9789882207042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099210.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Gao Xingjian's literary works have always functioned in the interstices between China and the “West.” The award of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Literature to Gao Xingjian has stirred ambivalent responses ... More


Soul Mountain 1982–1990: From Modernism to Eclecticism

Jessica Yeung

in Ink Dances in Limbo: Gao Xingjian's Writing as Cultural Translation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099210
eISBN:
9789882207042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099210.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The novel Lingshan, translated into English as Soul Mountain by Mabel Lee, represents the most important turning point in Gao Xingjian's writing career. There are two reasons to support this claim. ... More


Epilogue: Coming of Age in the Fifties

Edward Baugh

in Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628464757
eISBN:
9781628464801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In this brief memoir, the influential Jamaican critic, teacher, and author, Edward Baugh describes how he experienced the emergence of West Indian literature as a regionally and internationally ... More


A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature

Jacob Edmond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242597
eISBN:
9780823242634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242597.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book begins with two questions: Why is our world still understood through binary oppositions—East and West, local and global, common and strange—that ought to have crumbled with the Berlin Wall? ... More


Sam Clemens the Missourian: Early Acquaintances with “Chinamen”

Selina Lai-Henderson

in Mark Twain in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804789646
eISBN:
9780804794756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789646.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter begins with Clemens’s early adventures in the American West in the 1860s. What Clemens witnessed in the frontier would contradict the founding ideals that he once learned as a child in ... More


Introduction: Companies, Colonies, and Their Critics

Sunil M. Agnani

in Hating Empire Properly: The Two Indies and the Limits of Enlightenment Anticolonialism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251803
eISBN:
9780823253050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251803.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Anglo-French colonial rivalry marks the writings of the late 18th century, calling for a comparative examination of discourses and debates from each national frame. Yet many studies take one national ... More


‘Who Would Dare to Make It into an Abstraction’: Mourid Barghouti’s I Saw Ramallah

Anna Bernard

in Rhetorics of Belonging: Nation, Narration, and Israel/Palestine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319433
eISBN:
9781781381045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319433.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers the Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti’s account of his visit to the West Bank in 1996 after a thirty-year absence. It argues that Barghouti counters Edward Said’s emphasis on ... More


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