The Polish View
Wojciech Tomasik - Newspeak: Style as Language
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Newspeak: Style as Language
Language plays an important role within the repertoire of persuasive devices available to the Polish novel in the period 1949–1955. It creates an elementary layer of persuasiveness of text whose superstructure is built with typically literary rhetorical techniques, ones that can only be employed in literature. The distinct characteristic of socialist realist novel is its subordination to the stylistic pattern shaped within the field of mass media, and more precisely: within the field of political publicism of the first half of the 1950s.
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