Ethnic Life Writing and Histories: Genres, Performance, and Culture
Lit, 2007 - 256 páginas
In the context of the fraught ethnic politics in our increasingly globalized world, negotiating with historical memory has become both a cultural obsession and a powerful political weapon.
The essays describe how processes of literary creativity and historical inscription blend significantly to produce texts that require nuanced readings on many levels. Half the essays focus on Asian American texts, inviting crucial connections and insights on the ways ethnic concerns are reflected methodologically.
Roco G. Davis teaches at the Modern Languages Department of the University of Navarre, Pamplona (Spain). Jaume Aurell is a researcher at the history department of the University of Navarre, Pamplona. Ana Beatriz Delgado is a teaching assistant at the University of Navarre.
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Rather , they underline the complex relationship between body and memory and
between embodied memory and the language in which that memory is both
stored and storied . The troubled and unstable relationship between language
... exile from Beirut reflects the prolonged exile of Palestinians and their on -
going search for a homeland . In the process , he never loses sight of his identity
as a Palestinian , nor of the relationship of his story to the history of Palestine .
In the text , Darwish examines the complex relationship of the narratives of the
past and present , both his own personal narratives and the narratives of the
Palestinian people , in the formation of national identity . He has characterized
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