Probably the least successful parts of the book are when the authors try to argue eternal questions: that mutual aid is 'better' than evolution, or that exilic
life is not inherently sexist.
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.
Married to a Brazilian artist Ghose has multiplied his exilic
experience to a very complex state.
There are those who will challenge this perspective on the grounds that the exilic
and particularly the post-exilic
redactors reflected a variety of dispositions toward Torah, ranging all the way from rigid imposition of it to thoroughly ignoring it.
To understand the process of exilic
identity formation, we find useful Benedict Anderson's (1983) notion of "imagined communities" and Maurice Halbwachs' concept of "collective memory" (1992).
Here Weaver appropriates a theological trope from Yoder--"God's people in the exilic
situation of 'not being in charge'" (p.
Using Hobbes's own description of his writing as "double edge[d]" (57) as a metaphor for the ambivalent affect inherent in exilic
writing, D'Addario traces the complete dislocation of royalist material, religious, and social structures that before the regicide had given order to their lives, and he highlights the "extremely polemical and volatile" (58) London print market that usurped meaning and intention from Hobbes's work, "leaving it vulnerable to, and perhaps encouraging, antagonistic, inquisitive or subversive readings" (58).
By exploring the experiences and lives of the Mariel boatlift Cubans, for example, those black and mulatto working-class Cubans who practiced Santeria alongside Catholicism, Poyo could have shown points of intersection and tension, creating a fuller portrait of exilic
and racialized identities.
His research into the book market and the way it required authors to write for audiences who did not share either their ideologies or their exilic
experiences is exhaustive and detailed.
Said's formation as an intellectual, as I have noted, was largely the result of the combination of his exilic
status and an American education focused on comparative literature--a new field of literary study at the time catalyzed into ferment by the introduction of continental theory and philology (above all, German, French, and Italian) into the U.
The main scope of the book embraces the triple, sometimes interlocking foci of the theoretical, the exilic
and the literary, it examines the range of roles the Arab world has played to various audiences on the modern and postmodern stage and the issues which have arisen as a result.
In this essay, I will analyze Ollivier's presentation of this exilic
Haitian sensibility, show how he refuses to join in the critical chorus that celebrates exile and unrootedness as endlessly creative, positively--experienced situations, and argue that his writing constitutes a persuasive counternarrative to the dominant, celebratory theories of Caribbeanness.