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Poetics Today (2015) 36 (1-2): 59–110.
Published: 01 June 2015
... writers tend, in turn, to depict mistreatment, even victimization by German Jews while sometimes implying a sense of superiority to them. Even where critics do acknowledge the admiration of Yiddish writers for German writers, Jewish or otherwise, these connections are rarely examined in detail. This essay...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 299–318.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., the recipient is no longer simply reading an ekphrastic poem but engaged in an activity of reading, viewing, and listening, whereby ekphrasis becomes part of a multisensory “event.” Digital “remediation” has given the ekphrastic writer a new creative freedom to work with the visual arts. In particular, software...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (1): 129–169.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Els Andringa After the National Socialist party came to power in Germany in 1933 and in Austria in 1938, many writers and intellectuals fled these countries. As a result, a dense network of correspondences was established among exiles from many different countries in and out of Europe. This article...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (4): 697–718.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Greta N. Slobin This essay explores the implications of Victor Shklovsky's concept of estrangement as it extends to the experience of Russian writers in exile, following the October revolution. The discussion, informed by diaspora theory, begins with Shklovsky's stay in Berlin in 1922–23, when...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 325–356.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Yisroel). The second example consists in the parallels and intertwined literary histories of two writers, Yossl Birshtein (who was a member of Yung Yisroel) and the Hebrew writer Ya'acov Shabtai, in order to demonstrate the presence of Yiddish in Shabtai's poetic work and to discover an untold story...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 383–397.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska The article focuses on Julian Stryjkowski's best-known novel, Voices in the Darkness , analyzed in the context of this leading Jewish Polish writer's biography and his complicated linguistic and cultural position. A special emphasis is placed on the author's use...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (1): 29–53.
Published: 01 March 2016
... theory and autobiography). This becomes possible because in Zoo, or Letters Not about Love language is no longer presented as a medium of representation but rather as a means of re-creating the writer's unstable literary and ideological position in postrevolutionary Russia and abroad. During his exile...
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Poetics Today (2010) 31 (1): 81–106.
Published: 01 March 2010
... for writing romances is carefully analyzed. Such handbooks meticulously guide aspiring writers through the entire process of writing romances, from the first ideas to the final act of having their texts published. This product- and process-orientated approach is ultimately based on a number of discursive...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 569–587.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Nicholas Frangipane While postmodernist writers often highlighted the problematic nature of using narrative to convey accurate representations of history, many contemporary writers have reoriented their focus, demonstrating that narrative is a valuable system for conveying personal, subjective...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (1): 159–181.
Published: 01 February 2018
... in the novel is literally “in-formed” by several factors, for example, the “linguistic situation” (the state of language as a writer would have experienced it, including its inner tensions and social stratifications), “stylistic ideology” (the self-conscious stylistic projects that writers develop...
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Poetics Today (2018) 39 (2): 265–285.
Published: 01 June 2018
... analyze these writers’ interventions in the field of aesthetics, considering networks of aesthetic exchange as well as identity politics, and argue that the functions of ekphrasis in narratives written by the transcultural writers discussed here are of a cultural-critical and sociopolitical nature...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Brian McHale When, in 1944, William Carlos Williams defined a poem as “a small (or large) machine made of words,” he had in mind as a model for poetry the precision machines of speed and power celebrated by other modernist writers and visual artists. But this was not the only machine model current...
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Poetics Today (2022) 43 (2): 363–385.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Anne Rüggemeier Abstract Focusing on Maggie Nelson's Bluets (2009) and Han Kang's The White Book (2016), this contribution explores how contemporary life writers critically engage with the causally and temporally bound form of narrative through the use of story-critical forms such as lists...
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Poetics Today (2011) 32 (3): 461–487.
Published: 01 September 2011
... perspective from the reader reading to the writer writing, drawing on commentary by authors regarding the autonomy of their characters and the work of Marjorie Taylor on “imaginary friends.” I argue that the free, unpredictable element of fictional world creation is matched by a freedom of fiction...
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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (3): 327–360.
Published: 01 September 2013
... for neuroimaging methodology, and the goal of establishing the neurobiological foundations of mind and behavior. A neural turn has also been taken in some quarters within the literary field. The neurosciences have provided writers of literature with resources for depicting characters and psychological processes...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (3): 225–301.
Published: 01 September 2014
... talk, and Hasidic speech with parody. Not until 1864–66, however, did the new orality enter its second phase, when the Hebrew writer Shalom-Yankev Abramovitsh fashioned an autonomous Yiddish-speaking voice and manipulated the Jewish textual tradition at will. Sholem Aleichem and I. L. Peretz further...
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Poetics Today (2005) 26 (2): 209–255.
Published: 01 June 2005
... chose silence, just as his poems of fantasy stand opposed to Levi's documentary prose. Yet the comparison remains illuminating because even the divides prove thematic, central, and even dynamic, in that the writers undergo a symmetrical change. While the early Levi is relatively optimistic about...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (1): 35–66.
Published: 01 March 2006
... fashioning of the subject during Soviet times. In their confrontations with this police state brand of estrangement, writers like Joseph Brodsky and Nicolae Steinhardt further probed its methods and then appropriated its lessons for their own ends, developing self-estrangement as a new art of survival...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (2): 297–309.
Published: 01 June 2006
... documents. Historians are slowly coming to agree that survivor accounts are a crucial source of evidence for appreciating the unorthodox and unprecedented moral universe of the Holocaust. Writers as diverse as Charlotte Delbo, Imre Kertész, Arnošt Lustig, and Aharon Appelfeld find ways of stripping...
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Poetics Today (2006) 27 (3): 501–568.
Published: 01 September 2006
... for and about women, the other by a circle of mainstream writers and critics discussing and reviewing innovative literature. The division between national and international literature remains visible in both subsystems. Correlating the quantitative data of the modernist authors shows patterns that are similar...