By Jacob Edmond

ISBN-10: 0823242595

ISBN-13: 9780823242597

ISBN-10: 0823242609

ISBN-13: 9780823242603

Why is our global nonetheless understood via binary oppositions—East and West, neighborhood and worldwide, universal and strange—that should have crumbled with the Berlin Wall? What could literary responses to the occasions that ushered in our period of globalization let us know concerning the rhetorical and ancient underpinnings of those dichotomies?

In a standard Strangeness, Jacob Edmond exemplifies a brand new, multilingual and multilateral method of literary and cultural reviews. He starts off with the doorway of China into multinational capitalism and the looks of the Parisian flâneur within the writings of a chinese language poet exiled in Auckland, New Zealand. relocating between poetic examples in Russian, chinese language, and English, he then lines a chain of encounters formed by way of monetary and geopolitical occasions from the Cultural Revolution, perestroika, and the June four bloodbath to the cave in of the Soviet Union, September eleven, and the invasion of Iraq. In those encounters, Edmond tracks a shared problem with strangeness wherein poets contested previous binary oppositions as they reemerged in new, post-Cold struggle forms.

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