They could only find a place on the fringes of existence in their cultural exile and this unwholesome experience, translates into the urge to creatively articulate their exilic
condition even as they are primarily committed to a search for identity.
kind of exilic
strain: the public mourner for the body politic, one
11) Although Roman elegiac love poetry shares its metre with Ovid's new creation, Roman exilic
lament, there is a generic difference.
This insight into the exile's awareness of an in-between identity exposes the pain that permeates the exilic
condition, and which fortifies the search for a place that can momentarily provide a sense of unity and belonging.
7) Michael Seidel, for example, reads Humbert's "27,000 mile joy ride" as "the spatial displacement of original nymphet desire into the diaspora of exilic
lust" (1985, 234), and Irena Auerbach Smith argues that the rupture of exile creates a need in Humbert's consciousness to fill in the empty spaces it encounters (1999, 89-91).
groups are a special kind of diaspora; a diaspora characterized by its political dimension.
His concept of the exilic
experience is so rich with potential applications that this text is destined to be often cited.
narrativity, as I argued there, presents a fragmented narrative sequence in terms of place, memory, self and other through a plurality of voices.
works comprise three collections: five books of Tristia ("sad songs"), a long piece of invective (the Ibis), and four books of Epistolae ex Ponto ("Black Sea letters"), all in elegiac verse.
A comparison of Leland Bardwell's Girl on a Bicycle (1977) and Frances Molloy's No Mate for the Magpie (1985) with the more recent writing of Evelyn Cordon and Mary Dorcey shows that while a sense of selfhood as exilic
is a constant in women's writing this borderland state is put to creative effect and used to illuminate and construct complex notions of home and community.
Nor has there been a lessening in recent years of her sense of an unruptured belonging--despite the rupture depicted in her memoir, despite her recording of it--a belonging expressed by Mohr with a sense of peace often not found in exilic
or migrant writers.
Divided into three main sections -- "Pleasures of Exile", "Modernist Transgressions", and "Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters", these essays foreground both the freedom and frustration of diasporic and exilic
identities, interrogating issues of gender, race, class, sexuality, and nationality across a myriad of temporal and spatial contexts.