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Literature in Exile

Emigrants' Fiction 20th Century Experience

Editor(s): Irma Ratiani
Contributors: Zoia Tskhadaia, Tamar Tsitsishvili, Mari Tsereteli, rma Ratiani, Elena Skarlygina, Sevinc Ucgul, Rzayev Fikret,

Book Description

This book brings together papers presented at an international conference held in Tbilisi, Georgia, in 2013, and organised by the Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature and the Georgian Comparative Literature Association (GCLA).

It represents the first in-depth analysis of the different angles of the problem of emigration and emigrant writing, so painful for the cultural history of Soviet countries, as well as many other European countries with different political regimes. It brings together scholars from Post-Soviet countries, as well as various other countries, to discuss a range of issues surrounding emigration and emigrant writing, highlighting the historical and cultural experience of each particular country.

The book deals with such significant problems as the fate of writers revolting against different political regimes, conceptual, stylistic and generic issues, the matter of the emigrant author and the language of his fiction, and the place of emigrant writers’ fiction within their national literatures and the world literary process.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-9710-5
ISBN-10: 1-4438-9710-8
Date of Publication: 01/09/2016
Pages / Size: 435 / A5
Price: £63.99


Irma Ratiani is a Georgian literary scholar, editor and translator. She is a Professor and Head of the Department of General and Comparative Literary Studies at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia. Since 2006, she has served as Director of Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature, and is also Honorable President of the Georgian Comparative Literature Association (GCLA). Her research interests include literary theory, general and comparative literary studies, the literary processes of the Soviet and Post-Soviet periods, and Georgian literature within the framework of European and world literary processes. Her publications include Totalitarianism and Literary Discourse: 20th Century Experience (2012).