Tuesday, May 29, 2012

`Occluded by Flashier Imports'

“The cultural and educational scene which had been dominated by acknowledged masters and role models gave way to free-for-all, with new private schools and universities showing up venerable institutions such as the Jagiellon University, and minor television personalities garnering greater interest than established writers and artists. The Nobel laureate Wisława Szymborska and the Oscar-winning film director Andrzej Wajda still commanded notice as well as respect, but high culture was largely occluded by flashier imports.”

[from Adam Zamoyski’s Poland: A History, 2009]

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