Synopses & Reviews
Locating Exiled Writers in Contemporary Russian Literature proposes an interdisciplinary approach to reading and situating narratives of repatriation produced by former exiles. It examines the work of exiles from the Soviet Union who returned to a reformed post-Soviet Russia to initiate narrative processes of self-definition at a time of social, political and cultural transition. It is the first study to demonstrate how narratives of return variously reorganize the poetics of exilic writing and engage the reader in the project of constructing stable identities within a changing national imaginary.
About the Author
Lisa Ryoko Wakamiya is Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Exiles Return * Russian Cosmopolitan * Agency Abroad and At Home * Authenticity, Camera, Action * The End of Exile—The End of Return?