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Diasporas of the Mind
Jewish and Postcolonial Writing and the Nightmare of History

Bryan Cheyette

In this fascinating and erudite book, Bryan Cheyette throws new light on a wide range of modern and contemporary writers—some at the heart of the canon, others more marginal—to explore the power and limitations of the diasporic imagination after the Second World War. Moving from early responses to the death camps and decolonization, through internationally prominent literature after the Second World War, the book culminates in fresh engagements with contemporary Jewish, post-ethnic, and postcolonial writers.   Cheyette regards many of the twentieth- and twenty-first-century luminaries he examines—among them Hannah Arendt, Anita Desai, Frantz Fanon, Albert Memmi, Primo Levi, Caryl Phillips, Philip Roth, Salman Rushdie,...


2014   320 pp.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300093186  $55.00 tx
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On the Unity and Diversity of the Arts
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Yale French Studies, Number 124
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A Little History of Literature
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Russia Between Art and Politics
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Reading Godot
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A Social Ontology
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The Allure of the Archives
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From Metaphor to Metamorphosis
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