Form and Instability: Eastern Europe, Literature, Postimperial Difference - FlashPoints (Paperback)Anita Starosta (author)
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Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 525 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
"Starosta focuses on literature by 20th-century Polish authors, but the questions she poses extend beyond literary studies. As exquisite as her insights into fictions [are]... her call to readers is to meditate on how form... ensnares; one craves its protection yet also longs to overthrow it in the belief that something true and great will be set free... Scholars and teachers of all sorts of 'post' literatures should take heed, Starosta warns convincingly. Summing up: Recommended: Graduate students, researchers, faculty." --CHOICE
"In her timely, thought-provoking book, Anita Starosta sets out to challenge the dominant paradigms of knowledge production about and around Eastern Europe. Deftly combining a bold and sophisticated theoretical argument with careful close readings... Starosta engages with... projects that seek to understand post-imperial Eastern Europe as an existential condition in which 'the very distinctions between the abstract and the tangible undergo reformulation.' I would argue that Starosta's book itself is an outstanding example of such a productive intellectual exploration."
--Slavic and East European Journal
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