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The Fifth Impossibility : Essays on Exile and Language / Norman Manea.

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Author/Creator:
Manea, Norman, author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2012]
Series:
Margellos world republic of letters
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (369 p.)
Subjects:
Exiles.
Immigrants -- Language.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Deported to a concentration camp from 1941 until the end of the war, Norman Manea again left his native Romania in 1986 to escape the Ceausescu regime. He now lives in New York. In this selection of essays, he explores the language and psyche of the exiled writer.Among pieces on the cultural-political landscape of Eastern Europe and on the North America of today, there are astute critiques of fellow Romanian and American writers. Manea answers essential questions on censorship and on linguistic roots. He unravels the relationship of the mother tongue to the difficulties of translation. Above all, he describes what homelessness means for the writer.These essays-many translated here for the first time-are passionate, lucid, and enriching, conveying a profound perspective on our troubled society.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Exile
A Friend In Berlin
Empty Theaters?
Writers And The Great Beast
The Incompatibilities
On Clowns: The Dictator And The Artist
Happy Guilt
Blasphemy And Carnival
Cioran
Through Romanian Eyes: A Half Century Of The NRF In Bucharest
Berenger At Bard
Made In Romania
An Exile On September 11 And After
The Walser Debate
Beyond The Mountains
Some Thoughts On Saul Bellow
A Stroll With Nathan
The Exiled Language
Casa Minima
Monuments Of Shame: Twenty Years After The Berlin Wall
Ephemeridae
The Dada Capital Of Exiles
The Fifth Impossibility
Index
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 24. Apr 2020)
ISBN:
1-280-57116-0
9786613600769
0-300-18487-5
OCLC:
795237095
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300184877 doi
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