Hardback
January 1, 2001
9789639241039
English
348
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1.48 Pounds (US)
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Alienated Women

A Study on Polish Women's Writing, 1845-1918

Women's studies are still in their infancy in Poland and this pioneering book is one of the most comprehensive and well-researched studies on nineteenth-century Polish women prose writers. Selecting writers that reflect the most turbulent time in Polish women's literature, such as Klementyna Hoffmanowa, Narcyza Żmichovska, Eliza Orzeszkowa and Zofia Nałkowska. Borkowska's approach of major feminist theories and post-feminist thought results in astonishing findings that throw new light on Polish women writers and their contribution to European thought.The author's intelligent and effective use of feminist criticism and clarity of thought make Alienated Women a landmark study, suitable for (all students) and scholars of Polish literature, women's studies and feminist theory.

About the Author

Grażyna Borkowska is Assistant Professor in the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Reviews

"Focusing on women who tried to shed the encumbering corset of social, moral, and literary tradition, Borkowska contributes a new perspective on Polish letters."—Choice

"As the first comprehensive work on Polish women's prose in English, Grazyna Borkowska's Alienated Women is a milestone in Slavic women's studies.... provides a long awaited introduction to Polish writing for non-specialists, while offering compelling analyses of the works of some of Poland's greatest writers to scholars in Slavic women's studies."—Slavic and East European Journal

"Grazyna Borkowska embraces Polish writing, beginning with the early 1800s. She creates a critical dimension scrupulously embracing the written record of literary criticism with a history of voiced desire... Borkowska's historical presentation is extremely compelling."—Slavic Review

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