'BALFOURIAN SPEECH' AND ANTI-COLONIAL DISCOURSE IN THE UKRAINIAN LITERATURE OT THE 'FIN-DE-SIECLE' PERIOD ('Mowa balfourowska' i dyskurs antykolonialny w ukrainskiej literaturze przelomu XIX/XX wieku)
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The author embarks on a post-colonial analysis of short stories by two 'fin-de-siecle' Ukrainian writers Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky and Mykhailo Hrushevskyi. He scrutinizes the content of utterances by the characters of 'For the Benefit of All' by Kotsiubynsky, and 'Bekh-al'-Dzhuhur' by Hrushevskyi. These utterances are compared to a speech delivered by the former British Prime Minister James Balfour, who openly supported the colonial policy. In the above mentioned short stories the so-called 'Balfourian speech' stands in a stark contrast to the narrated world, which makes them thoroughly anti-colonial.
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