Translating Pain: Immigrant Suffering in Literature and Culture

Translating Pain: Immigrant Suffering in Literature and Culture by Madelaine Hron epub pdf fb2

Title: Translating Pain: Immigrant Suffering in Literature and Culture
Author: Madelaine Hron
ISBN10: 080209919X
ISBN13: 978-0802099198
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division (January 20, 2009)
Language: English
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Size PDF: 1697 kb
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Pages: 300 pages
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Translating Pain: Immigrant Suffering in Literature and Culture by Madelaine Hron


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In the post-Cold War, post-9/11 era, the immigrant experience has changed dramatically. Despite the recent successes of immigrant and world literatures, there has been little scholarship on how the hardships of immigration are conveyed in immigrant narratives. Translating Pain fills this gap by examining literature from Muslim North Africa, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe to reveal the representation of immigrant suffering in fiction.

Applying immigrant psychology to literary analysis, Madelaine Hron examines the ways in which different forms of physical and psychological pain are expressed in a wide variety of texts. She juxtaposes post-colonial and post-communist concerns about immigration, and contrasts Muslim world views with those of Caribbean creolité and post-Cold War ethics. Demonstrating how pain is translated into literature, she explores the ways in which it also shapes narrative, culture, history, and politics. A compelling and accessible study, Translating Pain is a groundbreaking work of literary and postcolonial studies.