Wanderers Across Language : Exile in Irish and Polish Literature of the Twentieth Century Hardback
Exile has become a potent symbol of Polish and Irish cultures.
Historical, political and cultural predicaments of both countries have branded them as diasporic nations: but, in Adorno's dictum, for an exile writing becomes home.
Olszewska offers a multifaceted picture of the figure of exile in postwar Poland and Ireland, juxtaposing politics and culture: whereas Irish exile appears more in an economic and cultural context, the essence of Polish exile is political.
This comparative study of works by Polish and Irish authors - Stanislaw Baranczak, Adam Zagajewski, Marek Hlasko, Kazimierz Brandys, Brian Moore, Desmond Hogan and Paul Muldoon - shows a literature which not only depicts the experience of exile, but which uses exile as a literary device.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 198 pages
- Publisher: Maney Publishing
- Publication Date: 15/06/2007
- Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9781905981083
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