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The Literature of Nationalism

Essays on East European Identity

  • Robert B. Pynsent

Part of the Studies in Russia and East Europe book series (SREE)

About this book


The Literature of Nationalism concerns literature in its broadest sense and the manner in which, in belles lettres, the oral tradition and journalism, language and literature create national/nationalist myths. It treats East European culture from Finland to 'Yugoslavia', from Bohemia to Romania, from the nineteenth century to today. One third of the book concerns women and ethnic identity, and the rest covers subjects as varied as Bulgarian Fascism and the impact of political change on language in Hungary and ex-Yugoslavia.


essay European identity language

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert B. Pynsent
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Slavonic and East European StudiesUniversity of LondonUK

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