World View Concrete

Moreover, in the process of literary creation, languages interanimate each other and objectify precisely that side of one's own (and of the other's) language that pertains to its world view, its inner form, the axiologically accentuated system inherent in it. For the creating literary consciousness, existing in a field illuminated by another's language, it is not the phonetic system of its own language that stands out, nor is it the distinctive features of its own morphology nor its own abstract lexicon--what stands out is precisely that which makes language concrete and which makes its world view ultimately unstranslatable, that is, precisely the style of the language as a totality.

(Bakhtin 62)

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