Adam, B., Magdalena, K. & Maciej, S. (Eds.). (2018). Borders and Beyond: Orient-Occident Crossings in Literature. Malaga: Vernon Press. 282 pages. (ISBN: 978-1-62273-383-5)Khedidja Cherguı
Borders and Beyond: Orient-Occident Crossings in Literature fills a gap in literature already generated on the representations of border and border crossings in literature and theory. With an interdisciplinary approach, Borders and Beyond covers a sequence of research articles which bring together a number of insights on the Orient-Occident crossings in literature, art, religion, ethics and history. Framed with some theoretical insights like Edward Said’s Orientalism, deorientalism, intertextuality, hybridity, post-colonialism, and otherness, the writers in this volume, with a fluidity of perspective, break away from the usual and perpetuated Eurocentric approaches to literature and present, and take on, instead, a diversified eclectic tradition of viewing/reading and writing literary texts, an initiative which takes us back and forth from Europe to China, Japan, the Arab World, Turkey, Turkmenistan in a manner that defies the center and periphery rhetoric. This volume is divided into five broad parts with each part composing of a number of essays which fall within a common thread of interest.