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

Grazyna Borkowska, Institute of Literary Research, Polish Academy of Sciences

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 Zmichovska, Eliza Orzeszkowa and Zofia Nalkowska. 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.

"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

"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

Contents

Part 1: Feminist critique of art and the theory of culture Part 2: The case of "the Enthusiasts" Part 3: Zmichowska vs Hoffmanowa Part 4: Struggling with the form Part 5: The Samaritan women at the well Part 6: Orzeszkowa and the strategy of mimicry Part 7: Orzeszkowa - self-correction and the problem of boundaries Part 8: Four ways: regress, narcism, fight, art Part 9: Diaries of Zofia Nalkowska and Maria Dabrowska Conclusion

2001
300 pages
ISBN 978-963-9241-03-9 cloth $51.95 / €42.95 / 34.00

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