Date of Degree


Document Type


Degree Name



Comparative Literature


Bettina Lerner

Subject Categories

Comparative Literature | European Languages and Societies | French and Francophone Literature | Modern Literature | Translation Studies


Wolfson, multilingualism, schizophrenia, translation, schizophasia, émigré


This paper aims to show how the life and work of American francophone author Louis Wolfson - who suffered from schizophrenia and underwent a self-imposed exile from his own mother tongue - might serve to illuminate European émigré writers' relationships to multilingualism.


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