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Identity and Freedom : Mapping Nationalism and Social Criticism in Twentieth Century Lithuania

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Identity and Freedom provides a discursive map of Lithuanian liberal nationalism by focusing on the work of three eminent Lithuanian emigre scholars - Vytautas Kavolis, Aleksandras Shtromas and Tomas Venclova. Presenting these critics of society - and also analysing the significant impact of such writers as George Orwell and Czeslaw Milosz on Lithuanian political and cultural dissent - the book elaborates their three models of liberal nationalism as social criticism. Incorporating material which has so far only been available in Lithuanian, Polish and Russian sources, this book will be invaluable for anyone interested in Central and East European politics, culture and society.show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 10.41mm | 272g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138874418
  • 9781138874411

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Foreword Alfred Erich Senn 1. Between Identity and Freedom: Mapping Nationalism in Twentieth-Century Lithuania 2. Vytautas Kavolis Liberalism, Nationalism and the Polylogue of Civilisations 3. Aleksandras Shtromas Liberal Nationalism and the Politics of Dissent 4. Tomass Venclova Ethical Universalism and the Discovery of the Othershow more

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