Literature in Exile of East and Central Europe

by Agnieszka Gutthy (Volume editor)
©2009 Monographs XII, 230 Pages


Literature in Exile of East and Central Europe is a collection of articles discussing authors whose homelands range from the former Soviet Union to the former Yugoslavia. For the purposes of this book, East and Central Europe comprise Russia, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Romania, and former Yugoslavia.
These writers were exiled as a result of unbearable political climates – be it nations of the Communist block, including former Yugoslavia torn by its civil wars, or in the case of Poland, its partitioning by neighboring powers in the nineteenth century. No other book has collected such a variety of discussions from this geopolitical region, featuring authors who chose exile over the extinguishment of their individuality. Organized by theme and geography, this book will be of interest to a wide group of readers: from the topic of exile to research in Slavic (Czech, Polish, Russian, and post-Yugoslav), Romanian, German, and comparative literature. Literature in Exile of East and Central Europe is a valuable supplement to courses in Eastern and Central European history, as well as a primary text for courses in East and Central European literature.


XII, 230
ISBN (Hardcover)
Exiled Authors History Criticism Interpretation East and Central Europe Politics and Literature Exile in Literature Literature Ostmitteleuropa Exilliteratur Geschichte Aufsatzsammlung Literature, Exiled Authors, History, Criticism, I
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2009. XII, 230 pp.

Biographical notes

Agnieszka Gutthy (Volume editor)

The Editor: Originally from Poland, Agnieszka Gutthy holds an M.A. in English philology from Maria Curie Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland, and an M.A. in Spanish philology from Warsaw University, Poland. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish literature from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Currently a professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Southeastern Louisiana University, Gutthy’s research interests include European minority languages and cultures, as well as comparative literature. She has published essays on Polish, Kashubian, Spanish, and Basque literatures.


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