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The Translingual Imagination
It is difficult to write well even in one language. Yet a rich body of translingual literature (by authors who write in more than one language or in a language other than their primary one) exists.Expand
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Guide to kulchur
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Fish, Flesh, and Foul: The Anti-Vegetarian Animus
up flesh is not nearly as traumatic as giving up the ghost. Although thousands have been martyred for their refusal to eat meat, vegetarians today suffer merely a species of social death. Stop eatingExpand
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Dropping Names: the Poetics of Titles
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Switching Languages: Translingual Writers Reflect on Their Craft
Though it is difficult enough to write well in one's native tongue, an extraordinary group of authors has written enduring poetry and prose in a second, third, or even fourth language. SwitchingExpand
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Alien autographs: how translators make their marks
Like other forms of treachery, translation can be either concealed or exposed. Though most literary translators work in the dark and some embrace invisibility as an ideal, all translations can beExpand
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Oscar Hijuelos plays songs of Sisterly Love
La concesion de un Premio Pulitzer representa, cuando menos, la popularizacion del galardonado; sin embargo, el futuro de la obra en cuestion, desvanecido su momento de gloria, puede no pasar de unaExpand
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Redemption: The Life of Henry Roth
Henry Roth (1906-1995), author of the great immigrant novel Call It Sleep, is one of the giants of American literature, yet for years he has lacked a biography. After completing his first book inExpand
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Machine, Metaphor, and the Writer: A Jungian View, and: Detotalized Totalities: Synthesis and Disintegration in Naturalist, Existential, and Socialist Fiction, and: Crossing the Shadow-Line: The
"Who better senses the ambiguities, intricacies, contradictions, and miraculous nature of the mechanized world than the artist?" asks Bettina Knapp and goes on to analyze works by eleven literaryExpand