Alienated Women: A Study on Polish Women's Fiction, 1845-1918

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Central European University Press, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 337 pages
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"Women's studies are still in their infancy in Poland and this 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 Klemenntyna Hoffmanowa, Narcyza Zmichovska, Eliza Orzeszkowa and Zofia Nalkowska. Borkowska's approach of major feminist theories and post-feminist thought results in findings that throw new light on Polish women writers and their contribution to European thought." "This study is suitable for all students and scholars of Polish literature, women s studies and feminist theory."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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Contents

FEMINIST CRITICISM IN RELATION TO ART AND THE THEORY OF CULTURE A SHORT REVIEW
1
THE QUESTION OF THE ENTHUSIASTS
23
ŻMICHOWSKA VERSUS HOFFMANOWA THE STRATEGY OF THE BEE
65
GRAPPLING WITH FORM
93
THE SAMARITAN WOMAN AT THE WELL
129
ORZESZKOWA AND THE STRATEGY OF SELFADJUSTMENT
189
ORZESZKOWA SELFCORRECTION AND THE PROBLEM OF LIMITS
233
FOUR ROADS REGRESSION NARCISSICISM STRUGGLE ART
255
A COMPARATIVE READING OF THE DIARIES OF ZOFIA NALKOWSKA AND MARIA DABROWSKA
305
CONCLUSION
323
INDEX
329
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