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Surviving the Mother Tongue: Literal Translation and Trauma in Emine Sevgi Özdamar

Yeasemin Yildiz

in Beyond the Mother Tongue: The Postmonolingual Condition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823241309
eISBN:
9780823241347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241309.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses the practice of translating the expressions of one language literally into another as a particular mode of multilingual writing. Identifying the specificity of this mode, in ... More


Beyond the Mother Tongue: The Postmonolingual Condition

Yasemin Yildiz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823241309
eISBN:
9780823241347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241309.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book is a study of the workings of a monolingual paradigm and of multilingual attempts to overcome it. It argues that monolingualism—the idea that having just one language is the norm—is a ... More


In Babel's Shadow: Multilingual Literatures, Monolingual States

Brian Lennon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665013
eISBN:
9781452946344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665013.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Multilingual literature defies simple translation. Beginning with this insight, this book examines the resistance multilingual literature offers to book publication itself. In readings of G. V. ... More


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