The Semiotics of Exile in Literature by H. Zeng

The Semiotics of Exile in Literature

byH. Zeng

Hardcover | October 18, 2010

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These essays offer a unique comparison of literature of exile, exile not only in the sense of geographical dislocation, but also cultural and psychological uprootedness. Examining the semiotics of exile, this book draws new conclusions on the semantics of photography, the constituent value of tragedy, prototypes of artists, and the construction of female mythos. Here, Hong Zeng makes a fresh contribution to the scholarship of individual writers and to the field of comparative literature at large.

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Hong Zeng is Assistant Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature at Carleton College. She is the author of A Deconstructive Reading of Chinese Natural Philosophy in Literature and The Arts; An English Translation of Poems of the Contemporary Chinese Poet Hai Zi; and Apollonian and Dionysiac: Patterns of Imagery in Edith Wharton’...
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Title:The Semiotics of Exile in LiteratureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:October 18, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230104479

ISBN - 13:9780230104471

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Semiotics of Exile in Photography  * Poetics of Exile   Semiotics of Exile in Tragedy * E’criture feminine and the Semiotics of Exile * Cosmic Exile and the Fourth Dimension in Escher, Borges, and Proust * Artist-in-Exile

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“This rich and wide-ranging book grows from a single idea of extraordinary analytic power—that literary work has its origin in a perception of separation from the feelings, places, and experiences that make up the identity of the author—a state to which, either figuratively or literally, the term ‘exile’ may be applied. Zeng shows how pervasive this perception is in literature, and how an awareness of this motif may serve to show the underlying connectedness of works across a huge spectrum of times and cultures.”—Eric Henry, Senior Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Asian Studies Department