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.aquot;Are you enjoying yourself?aquot; aquot;Sure I am.aquot; What else can be said? What would be the point in trying to explain that his Eastern European mind does not necessarily mean what his American vocabulary communicates? But this is just an innocentanbsp;...
|Title||:||Breathing Under Water and Other East European Essays|
|Publisher||:||Harvard University Press - 1990|