The post-colonial world outlook has created a novel research perspective enabling to renew the way literature had been viewed hitherto. Changes in approaching literary text, where the 'centre'/'peripheries' relation occurs to be relative, have not ceased taking place till this very day. This debilitation of cultural divisions conceals however a danger of chaos and uniformisation at the same time. This triggers more questions on cultural identity as a guarantee of subjective existence. A post-colonial perspective renders the 'I vs. the Other' relation a crucial one, making it the only option to self-determine. Literary text thus plays the role of not only extending a cultural identity but primarily, of making present the ego's individual limits in comparative processes. As applied to Polish literature, such approach can lead to a new balance being struck between a 'centre' and a 'periphery', owing to interactive actions.
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