Contexts, subtexts and pretexts : literary translation in by Brian James Baer

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4. See Schwartz 1964, and Kenan 2002, esp. 164–66.  Vitaly Chernetsky between the two cases from a historical and political point of view, the similarities suggest that attention to some aspects of the Catalan case might be illuminating for Ukraine as well. Modern-era Catalan nationalism has been a defensive one, developed in opposition to Castilian, the hegemonic language of the Spanish state. Yet within this overall paradigm there were very different strategies chosen at different times by different practitioners.

1986. Living in Truth. London: Faber and Faber. Huntington, Samuel. 1996. The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of the World Order. New York: Touchstone. Kundera, Milan. 1983a. ” Ord a Bild, 4: 3–19. –—. 1983b. “Un occident kidnappé ou la tragédie de l’Europe Centrale,” Le Débat, 27: 3–22. –—. 1984a. ” Granta 11: 95–118 –—. 1984b. “The Tragedy of Central Europe,” New York Review of Books (26 April) 33–38. –—. 1984c. The Unbearable Lightness of Being. Trans. Michael Heim. New York: Harper & Row.

Centro-Eurocentrism and its “others” Since the revolutions of 1989 in Eastern Europe, scholars have continued to acknowledge the importance of Kundera’s “The Tragedy of Central Europe” in articulating a new identity for the region, but they have also increasingly criticized what might be termed his “Centro-Eurocentrism,” his privileging of certain countries of the Eastern Bloc as closer to “Western civilization” than others. As Iver Neumann points out, “the language and thrust of the Central European project are similar to those of nationalism inasmuch as they try to turn the political field into a battleground between groups that are not only culturally but more often than not also ethnically defined” (159).

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