Why is our world still understood through binary oppositions-East
and West, local and global, common and strange-that ought to have
crumbled with the Berlin Wall? What might literary responses to the
events that ushered in our era of globalization tell us about the
rhetorical and historical underpinnings of these dichotomies?
In A Common Strangeness, Jacob Edmond exemplifies a new,
multilingual and multilateral approach to literary and cultural... more...