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Yet another Europe after 1984 : rethinking Milan Kundera and the idea of Central Europe

Author: Leonidas Donskis
Publisher: Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, 2012.
Series: Value inquiry book series, v. 252.
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Much of the debates in this book revolves around Milan Kundera and his 1984 essay "The Tragedy of Central Europe." Kundera wrote his polemical text when the world was pregnant with imminent social and political change, yet that world was still far from realizing that we would enter the last decade of the twentieth century with the Soviet empire and its network of satellite states missing from the political map.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Milan Kundera
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leonidas Donskis
ISBN: 9789401208178 9401208174
OCLC Number: 809771252
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (233 p.)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Editor's Foreword; ONE What Is "Central" in Central Europe?; Two Central Europe: Kundera, Incompleteness, and Lack of Agency; THREE I Remember, Therefore I Am: Milan Kundera and the Idea of Central Europe; FOUR We Are All Central Europeans Now: A Literary Guide to the Eurozone Crisis; FIVE Europe, Central Europe, and the Shaping of Collective European and Central European Identities; SIX Missing in Democratic Transition: Intellectuals; SEVEN Central Europe and Interculturality: A New Paradigm for European Union Integration? EIGHT European Language Ideologies: Is There a Future for Homogeneity?NINE Mass Media, Alternative Spaces, and the Value of Imagination in Contemporary Europe; TEN Kundera, Nádas, and the Fiction of Central Europe; ELEVEN Reinventing Central Europe; TWELVE Central Europe: Myth, Inspiration, or Premonition?; THIRTEEN The Gloomiest of Destinies? Intellectuals and Power in East-Central Europe; About the Authors; Index of Names;
Series Title: Value inquiry book series, v. 252.
Responsibility: edited by Leonidas Donskis.

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Much of the debates in this book revolves around Milan Kundera and his 1984 essay "The Tragedy of Central Europe." Kundera wrote his polemical text when the world was pregnant with imminent social and political change, yet that world was still far from realizing that we would enter the last decade of the twentieth century with the Soviet empire and its network of satellite states missing from the political map. Kundera was challenged by Joseph Brodsky and György Konrád for allegedly excluding Russia from the symbolic space of Europe, something the great author deeply believes he never did. To

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