Wanderers Across Language : Exile in Irish and Polish Literature of the Twentieth Century, Hardback Book

Wanderers Across Language : Exile in Irish and Polish Literature of the Twentieth Century Hardback

Description

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.

Information

Other Formats

£62.99

£55.75

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Kinga Olszewska