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In Osteuropa 3-4/2020

Literary criticism from the right
Breaks and continuity in the work of Tomasz Burek

Jens Herlth

Deutsche Fassung


Since the end of the 1960s, the literary scholar and critic Tomasz Burek has been one of the leading figures in the literary and cultural debates of Poland. These debates often go beyond the field of aesthetics to cover the big questions of society, Polish identity and the country’s painful and heroic historical legacy. After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Burek gained notoriety as one of the most important conservative, right-wing nationalist voices on the Polish literary scene.

(Osteuropa 3-4/2020, pp. 163–177)