Hypertextual aesthetic and Polish literature in the age of Internet
The present essay is an outline, drawn from a Polish perspective, of some issues of postmodernist literature which, occurring ahead of the internet, attempted at working out a philosophy of the new media and a certain literary aesthetics. These new concepts were not, however, applied in Polish literature, as might have been triggered by the real encounter with the powerful new medium. Discussed are novels based on blogs by Jacek Palka and Aleksander Wierny, along with an experiment by the novelist Krystyna Kofta and Janusz L. Wisniewski's novel 'Samotnosc w Sieci' (Lonely in the Web). Prose works have appeared which very often incarnate communication codes other than literary and which, to an extent, break trough the established literary patterns whilst making references to stereotypes of sex and fiction models present in feature films.
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