» Nonsite Author: Piotr Piotrowski
August 12th, 2014
East European Art Peripheries Facing Post-Colonial Theory
By (Adam Mickiewicz University)

Let’s start from fundamental, and at the same time quite obvious remark: literature operates with language, which in its nature is national, or ethnic (which of course is not the same). Literature, including modern literature, is always mediated by language, whether it would be a language of the colonized, or the colonizer. Participation in modern culture, universal, cosmopolitan “imagined community,” thus, is always mediated by language, or languages, i.e. “indirect” in its nature.

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