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Out of Russia: Fictions of a New Translingual Diaspora (Hardback)

Adrian Wanner

Edité par Northwestern University Press, United States, 2011
ISBN 10: 0810127601 / ISBN 13: 9780810127609
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Titre : Out of Russia: Fictions of a New ...

Éditeur : Northwestern University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Out of Russia is the first scholarly work to focus on a group of writers who, over the past decade, have formed a distinct phenomenon: immigrants with cultural and linguistic roots in Russia who have chosen to write in the language of their adopted countries. The best known among these are Andrei Makine, who writes in French, Wladimir Kaminer, who writes in German, and Gary Shteyngart, who writes in English. Wanner also addresses the work of emerging immigrant writers active in North America, Germany, and Israel. He argues that it is in part by writing in a language other than their native Russian that these writers have made something of a commodity of their Russianness. That many of them also happen to be Jewish adds still another layer to the questions of identity raised by their work. In situating these writers within broader contexts, Wanner explores such topics as migration, cultural hybrids, and the construction and perception of ethnicity. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780810127609

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Synopsis : Out of Russia is the first scholarly work to focus on a group of writers who, over the past decade, have formed a distinct phenomenon: immigrants with cultural and linguistic roots in Russia who have chosen to write in the language of their adopted countries. The best known among these are AndreI Makine, who writes in French, Wladimir Kaminer, who writes in German, and Gary Shteyngart, who writes in English. Wanner also addresses the work of emerging immigrant writers active in North America, Germany, and Israel. He argues that it is in part by writing in a language other than their native Russian that these writers have made something of a commodity of their "Russianness." That many of them also happen to be Jewish adds still another layer to the questions of identity raised by their work. In situating these writers within broader contexts, Wanner explores such topics as migration, cultural hybrids, and the construction and perception of ethnicity.

A propos de l'auteur: Adrian Wanner is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of "Russian Minimalism: From the Prose Poem to the Anti-Story" (NUP, 2003) and "Baudelaire in Russia" (1996).

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