|Forlag||Columbia University Press|
|Emne||Gender studies: women; Literary essays; Literary studies: general|
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Om We Need Silence to Find Out What We Thin
These nonfiction works span from the 1960s to the 2000s and were produced by one of the great fiction writers of the period. They add critical depth to Shirley Hazzards creative world and encapsulate her extensive and informed thinking on global politics, international relations, the history and fraught present of Western literary culture, and postwar life in Europe and Asia. They also offer greater access to her brilliant craftsmanship and the multiple registers in which her writings operate. Hazzard writes about the manifold failings of the United Nations, where she worked in the early 1950s. She shares her personal experience with the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombings and the nature of life in late-1940s Hong Kong. She presents her thoughts on the decline of the hero as a public figure in Western literature. These works contribute to a keener understanding of postwar letters, thought, and politics, supported by an introduction that situates Hazzards writing within its historical context and emphasizes her influence on world literature. This collection confirms Hazzards place within a network of writers, artists, and intellectuals who believe in the ongoing power of literature to console, inspire, and direct human life, despiteor maybe because ofthe worlds disheartening realities.