Exile in Literature Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Emery, Mary Lou. Jean Rhys at “World's End”: Novels of Colonial and Sexual Exile. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1990, 219 p.

Study of Rhys's works that emphasizes her treatment of the theme of exile.

Fuchs, Anne. A Space of Anxiety: Dislocation and Abjection in Modern German-Jewish Literature. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1999, 200 p.

Discusses the themes of separation and difference in the work of several Jewish authors, including Sigmund Freud and Albert Drach.

Iribarne, Louis. “Lost in the ‘Earth-Garden’: The Exile of Czesław Miłosz.” World Literature Today 73, no. 4 (autumn 1999): 637-42.

Comments on the themes and style of Miłosz's poetry written about and in exile from Poland.

Johnson-Roullier, Cyrina E. Reading on the Edge: Exiles, Modernities, and Cultural Transformation in Proust, Joyce, and Baldwin. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000, 217 p.

Examines selected writings of Marcel Proust, James Joyce, and James Baldwin in terms of their physical, intellectual, and emotional exile.

Mehlman, Jeffrey. Émigré New York: French Intellectuals in Wartime Manhattan, 1940-1944. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000, 209 p.

Discusses the artistic and intellectual contributions of French intellectuals living in New York during World War II.

Peterson, Walter F. The Berlin Liberal Press in Exile: A History of the “Pariser Tageblatt-Pariser Tageszeitung,” 1933-1940. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag, 1987, 287 p.

Analysis of the Berlin liberal press, first at home in Germany, and then in exile in France just before the start of World War II.

Seidel, Michael. Exile and the Narrative Imagination. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986, 234 p.

Focuses on the theme of exile, both real and metaphorical, in the writings of six major novelists.

Stock, Noel. Poet in Exile: Ezra Pound. Manchester: University of Manchester Press, 1964, 273 p.

Critical biography of Ezra Pound that discusses how his self-imposed exile, physical and emotional, from America influenced his life and works.