Breathing Under Water and Other East European Essays

Written By Stanisław Barańczak
Breathing Under Water and Other East European Essays
  • Publsiher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 17 May 1990
  • ISBN : 9780674081253
  • Pages : 258 pages
  • Rating : /5 from reviews
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Download or read book entitled Breathing Under Water and Other East European Essays by author: Stanisław Barańczak which was release on 17 May 1990 and published by Harvard University Press with total page 258 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Stanislaw Baranczak, a Polish writer in exile, turns to his colleagues and their plights, in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and the Soviet Union, to explain why oppressive regimes could not succeed in their attempts to transform the Eastern European into Homo sovieticus. These superb essays focus on the role that culture, and particularly literature, has played in keeping the spirit of intellectual independence alive in Eastern and Central Europe. Exploring a variety of issues from censorship to underground poetry, Baranczak shows why, in societies where people struggle to survive under totalitarian rule, art is believed to have the power to make things happen. He brings into sharp relief the works and personalities of many legendary figures of recent Eastern European political and cultural history from Lech Walesa and Pope John Paul II to Václav Havel and Adam Michnik to Czeslaw Milosz, Witold Gombrowicz, Bruno Schulz, and Joseph Brodsky- and makes vivid the context from which they spring. Some of the essays probe the sense of inarticulateness experienced by writers in exile; many represent the literary essay at its best; all reveal that Baranczak is a sophisticated, often savagely funny writer on whom nothing is lost. This refreshing and provocative book guides us toward a clearer understanding of what has led to the present moment, in which the nations of Eastern and Central Europe, tired of striving to "breathe under water," are finally "coming up for air." It is rewarding reading for anyone interested in art's conrontation with an intractable political reality--wherever it occurs in the world.

Breathing Under Water and Other East European Essays

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  • Author : Stanisław Barańczak
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Total pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9780674081253
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Summary : Stanislaw Baranczak, a Polish writer in exile, turns to his colleagues and their plights, in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and the Soviet Union, to explain why oppressive regimes could not succeed in their attempts to transform the Eastern European into Homo sovieticus. These superb essays focus on the role that culture, ...

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