in Voices from Shanghai

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780226181660
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226181684 | DOI:

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This chapter presents “Pins, Not for Me”, a poem written in 1944 by an anonymous author. This poem is about a meaningless incident that epitomizes what Lion Feuchtwanger has described as the life of exiles or expatriates: most often it consisted of small, unpleasant situations that were frequently quite ridiculous.

Keywords: poem; exiles; expatriates

Chapter.  347 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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