Images of Switzerland: Challenges from the Margins, appearing at a time when Swiss identity is under severe pressure, deals with perceptions of Switzerland held by a variety of minority groups. A historical review of attitudes to Jews prior to World War Two precedes chronologically essays on recent perceptions of marginalisation in literature written by women, manifestations of the
Fremdarbeiter in German-Swiss literature, the outsider in the work of Lukas Hartmann and socially disadvantaged figures in recent Italian-Swiss writing.
Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., New York, Paris, Wien, 1998. 128 pp.
Contents: Joy Charnley: Four Literary Depictions of Foreigners and Outsiders in French-speaking Switzerland - Patrick Kury:
Indifference as a Political Programme: Switzerland and the Jews 1933-1945 - Jean-Jacques Marchand: Views of Marginalisation
in Recent Works by Alberto Nessi, Giovanni Orelli and Paolo Gir - David Parris: 'Les grandes choses de la vie': Alice Rivaz
(1901-1998) - Malcolm Pender: 'Das Eigene' and 'das Fremde': Three Literary Manifestations - Felicity Rash: Outsiders and
Outcasts in the Works of Lukas Hartmann.