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02 December 2011

306 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823241309

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Beyond the Mother Tongue

The Postmonolingual Condition

Yasemin Yildiz

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • Multilingualism--the recognition that many languages can function in a single speaker's language use and perception of the world--is one of the most important developments in contemporary literary studies. This book is a powerful examination of different sorts of multiple language use in twentieth- and twenty-first-century German writers.
  • In addition to such canonical writers as Kafka and Adorno, deals with writings by authors writing in German but with different ethnic origins: Yoko Tawada (Japan) and Feridun Zaimoglu (Turkey).