The essays in this two-volume anthology provide the reader with an overview of current Czech, Polish and Hungarian research in language, literature and meaning as well as some new perspectives on the major theoretical contributions of Roman Ingarden, Georg Lukacs and Jan Mukarovsky. For the most part, the emphasis is on Poetics and Literary Theory; however, in some of the essays the focus shifts to such related disciplines as Aesthetics, Linguistics and Semiotics. The heterogeneity of this collection reflects the broad spectrum of interests and approaches to problems of theory being pursued at present in Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia. Much of the work being done in these countries remains relatively unknown outside of Eastern Europe. This anthology is an attempt to rectify this situation and make better known the nature and extent of research which promises new insights into a whole range of phenomena in language, literature and culture.
1. Preface; 2. Jan Mukarovsky: The Beginnings of Structural and Semiotic Aesthetics (by Winner, Thomas G.); 3. The Axes of Poetic Language (by Steiner, Wendy); 4. Prague Structuralism: A Branch of the Phenomenological Movement (by Holenstein, Elmar); 5. Language as Process: Sergej Karcevskij's Semiotics of Language (by Steiner, Wendy); 6. Ideology and Literature (by Markiewicz, Henryk); 7. Zur Typologie der asthetischen und kunstlerischen Richtungen (by Mathauser, Zdenek); 8. The Problem of Style from the Standpoint of General Theory of Art (by Chvatik, Kvetoslav); 9. The Lukacsian Concept of Poetry (by Egri, Peter); 10. Nach dem Strukturalismus (by Bojtar, Endre); 11. On Concretization (by Glowinski, Michal); 12. phiochi , Artistic Analysis, Aesthetic Concretization: Reflection upon Roman Ingarden's Reflections (by Fizer, John); 13. Roman Ingarden: Ontological Foundations for Literary Theory (by Smith, Barry); 14. Roman Ingarden and Literary Genres (by Skwarczynska, Stefania)