Accessible Requires Authentication Published by De Gruyter February 20, 2008

Ungarinnen im Schweizer Exil. Drei Annäherungen

David Zimmer
From the journal


Writers may perceive exile, even if they merely inherit it, either as burdening or enriching, as a loss of their native culture or as a chance to receive new artistic inspirations. The condition of exile may, consequently, be converted differently into literary form, as the work of three female writers of Hungarian origin living in Switzerland shows. Agota Kristof never got over the loss of her mother tongue, whereas Zsuzsanna Gahse and Christina Viragh succeeded in converting their – inherited – exile into a new, postmodernist identity.

Published Online: 2008-02-20
Published in Print: 2007-12-01

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