Periphery versus Centre: The New York Group's Poetics of Exile
Rewakowicz, Maria G., Canadian Slavonic Papers
ABSTRACT:This paper examines the New York Group's exilic position and delineates the spatial relationship between a centre, Ukraine, and its periphery, the emigre milieu. It argues that members of this group, despite their emigre status, were able to transcend their periphery by defining and pushing the aesthetic boundaries of Ukrainian literature. It also points to the shifting, if not reversible, character of the centre-periphery dichotomy, especially as it pertains to the issues of literary production. The group's poetic work does evince the exilic sensibility, even though the poets themselves, by and large, shunned the thematization of exile. A handful of poems dealing with exilic …
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Publication information: Article title: Periphery versus Centre: The New York Group's Poetics of Exile. Contributors: Rewakowicz, Maria G. - Author. Journal title: Canadian Slavonic Papers. Volume: 45. Issue: 3/4 Publication date: September-December 2003. Page number: 441. © Canadian Association of Slavists Sep-Dec 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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