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21st-Century Literary Cosmopolitanism: Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s Global Village

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Duration: 0:22:40 | Added: 06 Apr 2016
Arcana Albright examines the cosmopolitan dimension of contemporary Belgian author Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s oeuvre, in particular his literary website.

In multiple ways, contemporary Belgian author Jean-Philippe Toussaint’s works constitute a meditation on the cosmopolitan ideal in the 21st century. In particular, Toussaint’s literary website represents an intriguing case study of intercultural collaboration in the digital age, with its focus on foreign correspondents, the collective work of translation, and the Borges Project, a compilation of short stories written by over fifty authors from a variety of countries and in several languages.

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