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Midnight's Gate

Midnight's Gate positions 13:1 © 2005 by Duke University Press positions 13:1 Spring 2005 Christian Salmon. But Salmon spoke only French, and the three of us grew more confused as we tried to communicate, unable to figure out just who was interrogating whom. Fortunately, the representative of the French consulate in Israel—who had come to pick us up—made a timely appearance and finally broke the standoff. The plainclothes policeman, tapping two fingers to his temple, said goodbye to us in French. There were eight members of the International Parliament of Writers delegation; they came from eight countries on four continents and included the chairman of the International Parliament of Writers, American novelist Russell Banks; South African poet Breyten Breytenbach; Italian novelist Vincenzo Consolo; Spanish novelist Juan Goytisolo; the secretary general of the International Parliament of Writers, Christian Salmon; Portuguese novelist José Saramago; Nigerian poet and dramatist Wole Soyinka; and myself. At 6 p.m. the previous day, we had held a press conference at the France Television booth in the main hall of the Paris Book Show, where we presented the document “Call for Peace in Palestine,” which had been signed by over five hundred writers from more than thirty countries, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png positions asia critique Duke University Press

Midnight's Gate

positions asia critique , Volume 13 (1) – Mar 1, 2005

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Duke University Press
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Copyright 2005 by Duke University Press
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1067-9847
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1527-8271
DOI
10.1215/10679847-13-1-55
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positions 13:1 © 2005 by Duke University Press positions 13:1 Spring 2005 Christian Salmon. But Salmon spoke only French, and the three of us grew more confused as we tried to communicate, unable to figure out just who was interrogating whom. Fortunately, the representative of the French consulate in Israel—who had come to pick us up—made a timely appearance and finally broke the standoff. The plainclothes policeman, tapping two fingers to his temple, said goodbye to us in French. There were eight members of the International Parliament of Writers delegation; they came from eight countries on four continents and included the chairman of the International Parliament of Writers, American novelist Russell Banks; South African poet Breyten Breytenbach; Italian novelist Vincenzo Consolo; Spanish novelist Juan Goytisolo; the secretary general of the International Parliament of Writers, Christian Salmon; Portuguese novelist José Saramago; Nigerian poet and dramatist Wole Soyinka; and myself. At 6 p.m. the previous day, we had held a press conference at the France Television booth in the main hall of the Paris Book Show, where we presented the document “Call for Peace in Palestine,” which had been signed by over five hundred writers from more than thirty countries,

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Published: Mar 1, 2005

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