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Trans-Atlantyk


Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN 13: 0300164661
Total Pages : 152 pages
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Download or Read book Trans-Atlantyk written by Witold Gombrowicz and published by Yale University Press. This book was released on 2008-10-01 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969), novelist, essayist, and playwright, is considered by many to be the most important Polish writer of the twentieth century. Author of four novels, several plays, and a highly acclaimed Diary, he was a candidate for the Nobel Prize in literature in 1968. Trans-Atlantyk is a semi-autobiographical, satirical novel that throws into heightened perspective all of Gombrowicz's major literary, philosophical, psychological, and social concerns. First published in Paris in 1953, it is based on the author's experience of being caught in Argentina at the outbreak of World War II. The narrator finds himself alone, without family and friends, at odds with the Argentinian literary world and with Polish émigré society. Throughout the book, Gombrowicz ridicules the self-centered pomposity of the Polish community in Argentina. More than this, he explores with prophetic vision the modern predicament of exile and displacement in a disintegrating world. The form and style of Trans-Atlantyk reinforce Gombrowicz's satire. The novel is written in the idiom of the gaweda, a seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Polish oral genre typical of the conservative culture of provincial nobility, that presents a jarring and sometimes hilarious contrast to the formless and expansive culture of the modern world. Because of its stylistic difficulty, Trans-Atlantyk is the only one of Gombrowicz's works that has never before been translated into English. Now Carolyn French and Nina Karsov have produced a daring and original translation, the product of over ten years of effort, that corresponds roughly in tone and diction to a seventeenth/eighteenth-century English idiom and that conveys Gombrowicz's irreverent and fierce parody of an anachronistic culture in the twentieth century.

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Gombrowicz, Polish Modernism, and the Subversion of Form


Publisher : Purdue University Press
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ISBN 13: 1557535523
Total Pages : 155 pages
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Download or Read book Gombrowicz, Polish Modernism, and the Subversion of Form written by Michael Goddard and published by Purdue University Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 155 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Gombrowicz, Polish Modernism, and the Subversion of Form provides a new and comprehensive account of the writing and thought of the Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz. While Gombrowicz is probably the key Polish modernist writer, with a stature in his native Poland equivalent to that of Joyce or Beckett in the English language, he remains little known in English. As well as providing a commentary on his novels, plays, and short stories, this book for the first time sets Gombrowicz's writing in the context of contemporary cultural theory. The author performs a detailed examination of Gombrowicz's major literary and theatrical work, showing how his conception of form is highly resonant with contemporary, postmodern theories of identity. This book is the essential companion to one of Eastern Europe's most important literary figures whose work, banned by the Nazis and suppressed by Poland's Communist government, has only recently become well known in the West.

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Gombrowicz in Transnational Context


Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1000011704
Total Pages : 282 pages
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Download or Read book Gombrowicz in Transnational Context written by Silvia G. Dapia and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-06-21 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Witold Gombrowicz (1904-1969) was born and lived in Poland for the first half of his life but spent twenty-four years as an émigré in Argentina before returning to Europe to live in West Berlin and finally Vence, France. His works have always been of interest to those studying Polish or Argentinean or Latin American literature, but in recent years the trend toward a transnational perspective in scholarship has brought his work to increasing prominence. Indeed, the complicated web of transnational contact zones where Polish, Argentinean, French and German cultures intersect to influence his work is now seen as the appropriate lens through which his creativity ought to be examined. This volume contributes to the transnational interpretation of Gombrowicz by bringing together a distinguished group of North American, Latin American, and European scholars to offer new analyses in three distinct themes of study that have not as yet been greatly explored — Translation, Affect and Politics. How does one translate not only Gombrowicz’s words into various languages, but the often cultural-laden meaning and the particular style and tone of his writing? What is it that passes between author and reader that causes an affect? How did Gombrowicz’s negotiation of the turbulent political worlds of Poland and Argentina shape his writing? The three divisions of this collection address these questions from multiple perspectives, thereby adding significantly to little known aspects of his work.

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Gombrowicz's Grimaces


Publisher : SUNY Press
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ISBN 13: 9780791436448
Total Pages : 327 pages
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Download or Read book Gombrowicz's Grimaces written by Ewa Plonowska Ziarek and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1998-01-29 with total page 327 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Examines Gombrowicz’s modernist aesthetics in the context of his critique of nationalism, his exploration of queer eroticism, and his interest in hybrid and subaltern identities.

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Polish, Hybrid, and Otherwise


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ISBN 13: 1441130160
Total Pages : 288 pages
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Download or Read book Polish, Hybrid, and Otherwise written by George Z. Gasyna and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2011-05-05 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Polish, Hybrid, and Otherwise examines the triple compact made by displaced authors with language, their host country, and the homeland left behind. It considers the entwined phenomena of expatriation and homelessness, and the artistic responses to these conditions, including reconstructions of identity and the creation of idealized new homelands. Conrad and Gombrowicz, writers who lived with the condition of exile, were in the vanguard of what today has become a thriving intellectual community of transnationals whose calling card is precisely their hybridity and fluency in multiple cultural traditions. Conrad and Gombrowicz's Polish childhoods emerge as cultural touchstones against which they formulated their writing philosophies. Gasyna claims that in both cases negotiating exile involved processes of working through a traumatic past through the construction of narrative personae that served as strategic doubles. Both authors engaged in extensive manipulation of their public image. Above all, Conrad and Gombrowicz's narratives are united by a desire for a linguistic refuge, a proposed home-in-language, and a set of techniques deployed in the representation of their predicament as subjects caught in-between.

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Viral Voyages


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ISBN 13: 1137394994
Total Pages : 244 pages
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Download or Read book Viral Voyages written by L. Meruane and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-05-14 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This is the first book to comprehensively examine Latin America's literary response to the deadly HIV virus. Proposing a bio-political reading of AIDs in the neoliberal era, Lina Meruane examines how literary representations of AIDS enter into larger discussions of community, sexuality, nation, displacement and globalization.

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The Routledge World Companion to Polish Literature


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ISBN 13: 1000453626
Total Pages : 470 pages
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Download or Read book The Routledge World Companion to Polish Literature written by Tomasz Bilczewski and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-09-30 with total page 470 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: The Routledge World Companion to Polish Literature offers an introduction to Polish literature through thirty-three case studies, covering works from the Middle Ages up to the present day. Each chapter draws on a text or body of work, examining its historical context, as well as its international reception and position within world literature. The book presents a dual perspective on Polish literature, combining original readings of key texts with discussions of their two-way connections with other literatures across the globe. With a detailed introduction offering a narrative overview, the book is divided into six sections offering a chronological pathway through the material. Contributors from around the world examine the various cultural exchanges at play, with each chapter including: Definitions of key terms and brief overviews of historical and political events, literary eras, trends, movements, groups, and institutions for those new to the area Analysis and notes on translations, including their hidden dimensions and potential Textual focus on poetics, such as strategies of composition, style, and genre A range of historical, sociological, political, and economic contexts From medieval song through to the contemporary novel, this book offers an interpretive history of Polish literature, while also positioning its significance within world literature. The detailed introductions make it accessible to beginners in the area, while the original analysis and focused case studies will also be of interest to researchers.

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Lines of Desire


Publisher : Northwestern University Press
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ISBN 13: 9780810113091
Total Pages : 352 pages
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Download or Read book Lines of Desire written by Hanjo Berressem and published by Northwestern University Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This is an original analysis of the novels of Gombrowicz, a fascinating figure of the 20th-century European avante-garde. Berressem examines the novels in light of both contemporary literary theory and Lacanian psychoanalysis.

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Tropics of Desire


Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN 13: 0814769527
Total Pages : 286 pages
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Download or Read book Tropics of Desire written by Jose Quiroga and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2000-11-01 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: From its sweaty beats to the pulsating music on the streets, Latin/o America is perceived in the United States as the land of heat, the toy store for Western sex. It is the territory of magical fantasy and of revolutionary threat, where topography is the travel guide of desire, directing imperial voyeurs to the exhibition of the flesh. Jose Quiroga flips the stereotype upside down: he shows how Latin/o American lesbians and gay men have consistently eschewed notions of sexual identity for a politics of intervention. In Tropics of Desire, Quiroga reads hesitant Mexican poets as sex-positive voices, he questions how outing and identity politics can fall prey to the manipulations of the state, and explores how invisibility has been used as a tactical tool in opposition to the universal imperative to come out. Drawing on diverse cultural examples such as the performance of bolero and salsa, film, literature, and correspondence, and influenced by masters like Roland Barthes, Walter Benjamin and a rich tradition of Latin American stylists, Quiroga argues for a politics that denies biological determinism and cannibalizes cultural stereotypes for the sake of political action.

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The Exile and Return of Writers from East-Central Europe


Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
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ISBN 13: 3110217740
Total Pages : 639 pages
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Download or Read book The Exile and Return of Writers from East-Central Europe written by John Neubauer and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2009-10-28 with total page 639 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: 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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New Perspectives in Twentieth-Century Polish Literature


Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13: 1349123315
Total Pages : 233 pages
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Download or Read book New Perspectives in Twentieth-Century Polish Literature written by Stanislaw Eile and published by Springer. This book was released on 1992-06-18 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Serves as an introduction to contemporary Polish literature, developed through critical discussion of key problems and representative writers. It includes poetry, fiction and drama. Some essays are devoted to individual writers including, Milosz, Herbert, Gombrowicz, Schulz, Konwicki and Mrozek.

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Polish Literature and National Identity


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ISBN 13: 1580469787
Total Pages : 352 pages
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Download or Read book Polish Literature and National Identity written by Dariusz Skórczewski and published by . This book was released on 2020 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: "Although for half a century East-Central Europe was part of the Soviet empire and was subject to its "civilizing" mission, its colonial status escaped the attention of most postcolonial critics. It still remains a blank spot in global studies of postcolonialism. In Polish Literature and Identity: A Postcolonial Landscape Dariusz Skórczewski argues for the advantages of applying postcolonial thought to Polish realities; at the same time, he modifes the theoretical framework worked out by other postcolonialists. The book seeks to reveal how Poland's two lines of experience-one of foreign hegemony since the late 1700s through 1989 (excluding a short period of sovereignty between the two world wars); and the other of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth as itself a pre-modern empire-have shaped the culture of contemporary Polish society. The book focuses on identity transformations as reflected in Polish literature and critical discourses. It opens up the question of the identity of a postcolonial nation in contemporary East-Central Europe where globalization and cosmopolitanism clash with growing national sentiments, making predictions about a speedy advent of a post-national era premature. The first few chapters are devoted to the postcolonial theorizing of Poland in the East Central European context. This part of the book seeks relevant language(s) and registers for the analysis of the cultural condition of East Central Europe as a part of the world which slipped most postcolonial critics' attention. The second part of the book (Chapters 7-11) deal with the effects of the colonial encounter on Poles' self-perception and perception of Others, as reflected in Romantic and modern Polish literature. The book closes with a Postscript titled "Three Warnings," outlining a critique of postcolonial theory and criticism"--

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The American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies for 1994


Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
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ISBN 13: 9781563247514
Total Pages : 736 pages
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Download or Read book The American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies for 1994 written by Maria Gorecki Nowak and published by M.E. Sharpe. This book was released on 1999 with total page 736 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This text provides a source of citations to North American scholarships relating specifically to the area of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. It indexes fields of scholarship such as the humanities, arts, technology and life sciences and all kinds of scholarship such as PhDs.

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Living in Translation


Publisher : Rodopi
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ISBN 13: 9789042010161
Total Pages : 382 pages
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Download or Read book Living in Translation written by Halina Stephan and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2003 with total page 382 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: This volume discusses the interaction of Polish and American culture, the transfer of the Central European experience abroad and the acculturation of major representatives of Polish literature to the United States. Contributions written by American specialists in Polish Studies tell the story of contemporary Polish expatriates who recently lived or are currently living in the U.S.

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Comparative Criticism: Volume 14, Knowledge and Performance


Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13: 9780521431040
Total Pages : 308 pages
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Download or Read book Comparative Criticism: Volume 14, Knowledge and Performance written by E. S. Shaffer and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1992-10-22 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Performance models have received increasing attention in the theoretical move towards open texts. Conceptions of open, reader-based or audience-based texts have paralleled the questioning of rational, authority-driven modes of knowledge. Literary theory's stress on performance leads back, paradoxically, to the exploration of practical knowledge - skills, intuition, wisdom. Michael Robinson's leading article examines the mutually defining properties of (female) gender and performance in the nineteenth century. Wittgenstein's role in the shift of philosophy towards the inquiry into the uses of language is explored by the late Peter Stern on 'Wittgenstein and Literature', and by Peter Hughes on Wittgenstein's difficulty with Shakespeare. Henriette Herwig looks at the role of signs in Kafka, Derrida and Pierce. Drew Milne examines the challenge to Aristotle's theory of tragedy made by Augusto Boal's 'Theatre of the Oppressed' in Latin America. A rich variety of performance media and genres is presented in this volume. The important Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov is being performed again in new productions in Russia; Lesley Milne reports on The White Guard in Moscow and Kiev, and Patrick Miles translates the previously censored scenes of the play. Kleist's classic essay on the marionette theatre, in a new translation by David Paisey, recasts the metaphor 'all the world's a stage' for modern times. The interpretation/translation by wellknown translator Harry Guest of Alain Bosquet's poem 'Your blood: some sort of epic'; translations of a short story by Charles Cros by lain White and of an episode of Witold Gombrowicz's novel Trans-Atlantyk by George Hyde; a prize-winning radio dialogue from Sweden by Lars l,Jeberg, with his introduction, and a BBC radio play by Gabriel Josipovici. Hannah Vincent's adaptation of Kafka's short story The Burrow for the stage won her a very well-received production at the Young Writer's Festival at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in 1988. This volume contains the annual bibliography of comparative literature for the year 1989.

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Literature in Exile of East and Central Europe


Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 13: 9781433104909
Total Pages : 228 pages
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Download or Read book Literature in Exile of East and Central Europe written by Agnieszka Gutthy and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2009 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: Literature in Exile of East and Central Europe is a collection of articles discussing authors whose homelands range from the former Soviet Union to the former Yugoslavia. For the purposes of this book, East and Central Europe comprise Russia, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Romania, and former Yugoslavia. These writers were exiled as a result of unbearable political climates - be it nations of the Communist block, including former Yugoslavia torn by its civil wars, or in the case of Poland, its partitioning by neighboring powers in the nineteenth century. No other book has collected such a variety of discussions from this geopolitical region, featuring authors who chose exile over the extinguishment of their individuality. Organized by theme and geography, this book will be of interest to a wide group of readers: from the topic of exile to research in Slavic (Czech, Polish, Russian, and post-Yugoslav), Romanian, German, and comparative literature. Literature in Exile of East and Central Europe is a valuable supplement to courses in Eastern and Central European history, as well as a primary text for courses in East and Central European literature.

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One-Way Tickets


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ISBN 13: 1595341137
Total Pages : 232 pages
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Download or Read book One-Way Tickets written by Alicia Borinsky and published by Trinity University Press. This book was released on 2012-08-31 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/Synopsis: In One-Way Tickets, Borinsky offers up a splendid tour across 20th-century literatures, providing a literary travelogue to writers and artists in exile. She describes their challenges in adjusting to new homelands, issues of identity and language, and the brilliant works produced under the discomforts and stresses of belonging nowhere. Speaking with the authority of first-hand experience, Borinsky relates the story of her own family—Eastern European Jews, with one-way tickets to Buenos Aires, refugees from the countries that “spat them out and massacred those who stayed on.” Borinksy herself becomes an exile, fleeing Argentina after the take-over of a bloody military dictatorship. She understood, then, her grandfather’s lessons: “There’s nothing like languages to save your life, open your mind, speed you away from persecution.” As a writer of poetry, fiction, and essays, the author also knows intimately the struggles of writing from between worlds, between languages. In these pages, we encounter Russian Vladimir Nabokov, writing in English in the United States; Argentine writer Julio Cortázar in Paris; Polish writer, Witold Gombrowicz in Buenos Aires; Alejandra Pizarnik, Argentine writer for whom exile is a state of mind; Jorge Luis Borges, labyrinthine traveler in time and space; Isaac Bashevis Singer, a Jewish writer in New York driven from Poland by the Nazis; Latino writers Oscar Hijuelos, Cristina Garcia, and Junot Diaz; and Clarice Lispector, transplanted from Ukraine, to Brazil, to Europe, and the United States. Not surprisingly, these charismatic and artistic people, as well as many others in Borinsky’s nearly encyclopedic associations, inhabit equally intriguing circles. She introduces us to a wide range of friends and lovers, mentors and detractors, compatriots and hosts. We come away with a terrific breadth of knowledge of 20th-century literature and culture in exile—its uneasy obsessions, its difficult peace, its hard-won success.