This review concentrates on Sławomir Shuty’s hypertext novel Blok (2002), which is an excellent example of Polish internet culture. In most countries only a few isolated examples of hypertext fiction have emerged. In Poland, however, a whole hypertextual biotope has evolved around the Cracow-based publishing company Ha!art. The goals of this review are threefold. First of all, I locate Blok in the context of the aforementioned Polish hypertext biotope. Second, I try to access Blok with ‘classic’ literary interpretation. Last but not least I use network analysis to uncover the hypertext’s underlying structure. The result is then combined with ‘classic’ literary analysis and hypertext theory to describe Blok as thoroughly as possible. This description also allows reflecting upon George Landow’s quality measures for hypertexts.

Language of contribution: English

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