Europe without laughter? Petr Drulák's essay on Milan Kundera's nineties


Source: (CZ) - It would be hard to find a more influential metaphor for Central Europe in recent decades than the "hijacked West". Through it, Milan Kundera explains to a Western audience in 1983 that Central Europe, unlike Russia and the rest of Eastern Europe, has always been part of Western culture and that it belongs to the Eastern Bloc only as a result of changes after 1945.

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