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The Resource Between cultures : Europe and its others in five exemplary lives, Jerrold Seigel

Between cultures : Europe and its others in five exemplary lives, Jerrold Seigel

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Between cultures : Europe and its others in five exemplary lives
Title
Between cultures
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Europe and its others in five exemplary lives
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Jerrold Seigel
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Language
eng
Summary
Richard Burton. T. E. Lawrence. Louis Massignon. Chinua Achebe. Orhan Pamuk. The remarkable quintet whose stories make up Jerrold Seigel's Between Cultures are all people who, without ever seeking to exit from the ways of life into which they had been born, devoted themselves to exploring a second cultural identity as an intrinsic part of their first. Richard Burton, the British traveler and writer, sought to experience the inner life of Islam by making the pilgrimage to Mecca in the guise of a Muslim in 1853. T. E. Lawrence, famously known as Lawrence of Arabia, recounted his tortuous ties to the Arab uprising against Turkish rule in his celebrated Seven Pillars of Wisdom. Louis Massignon was a great, deeply introspective, and profoundly troubled French Catholic scholar of Islam. Chinua Achebe, the celebrated pioneer of modern African literature, lived and wrote from the intersection of Western culture and traditional African life. Orhan Pamuk, Nobel Prize-winning novelist, explored the attraction and repulsion between East and West in his native Turkey. Seigel considers these five individuals not only for the intrinsic interest of their stories but also for the depth and breadth of their writing on the challenges of creating an intercultural identity, enabling him to analyze their experiences via historical, psychological, and critical approaches. Fascinating in and of themselves, these lives between cultures also highlight the realities faced by many in this age of high mobility and ever-greater global connection and raise questions about what it means for human beings to belong to cultures. --
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Seigel, Jerrold E
Dewey number
909.09821
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Intellectual history of the modern age
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  • Burton, Richard Francis
  • Lawrence, T. E.
  • Massignon, Louis
  • Achebe, Chinua
  • Pamuk, Orhan
  • East and West
  • Transnationalism
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Culture
  • East and West in literature
Label
Between cultures : Europe and its others in five exemplary lives, Jerrold Seigel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Masquerade, engagement, and skepticism : Richard Burton -- Commitment and loss : T. E. Lawrence -- The Islamic Catholicism of Louis Massignon -- Independence and ambivalence : Chinua Achebe and two African contemporaries -- Reflection, mystery, and violence : Orhan Pamuk
Control code
FIEb17817201
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780812247619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)904528465
Label
Between cultures : Europe and its others in five exemplary lives, Jerrold Seigel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Masquerade, engagement, and skepticism : Richard Burton -- Commitment and loss : T. E. Lawrence -- The Islamic Catholicism of Louis Massignon -- Independence and ambivalence : Chinua Achebe and two African contemporaries -- Reflection, mystery, and violence : Orhan Pamuk
Control code
FIEb17817201
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780812247619
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)904528465

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