Framing the Polish Home : Postwar Cultural Constructions of Hearth, Nation, and Self (The Polish and Polish-american Studies Series)


Framing the Polish Home : Postwar Cultural Constructions of Hearth, Nation, and Self (The Polish and Polish-american Studies Series)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 376 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780821414361
  • DDC分類 943.805

Full Description

As the subject of ideological, aesthetic, and existential manipulations, the Polish home and its representation is an ever-changing phenomenon that absorbs new tendencies and, at the same time, retains its centrality to Polish literature, whether written in Poland or abroad. Framing the Polish Home is a pioneering work that explores the idea of home as fundamental to the question of cultural and national identity within Poland's recent history and its tradition. In this inaugural volume of the Polish and Polish-American Studies Series, the Polish home emerges in its rich verbal and visual representations and multiple material embodiments, as the discussion moves from the loss of the home during wartime to the Sovietized politics of housing and from the exilic strategies of having a home to the the idyllic evocation of the abodes of the past. Although, as Bozena Shallcross notes in her introduction, "few concepts seem to have such universal appeal as the notion of the home," this area of study is still seriously underdeveloped. In essays from sixteen scholars, Framing the Polish Home takes a significant step to correct that oversight, covering a broad range of issues pertinent to the discourse on the home and demonstrating the complexity of the home in Polish literature and culture.

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface                            ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Guide to Pronunciation xv
Introduction Home Truths: Toward a Definition 1 (12)
of the Polish Home
Bozena Shallcross
Part I. Home and the Question of Identity
``Every One of Us Is a Stranger'': Patterns 13 (13)
of Identity in Twentieth-Century Polish
Ryszard Nycz
Home as Other in the Work of Czeslaw Milosz 26 (28)
Kim Jastremski
The Homelessness of the Other: The 54 (14)
Homoerotic Experience in the Prose of
Julian Stryjkowski
Grazyna Borkowska
Home/lessness and the Discourse of 68 (29)
Subjectivity in Gombrowicz's The Marriage
and Rozewicz's The Card Index
Tamara Trojanowska
Part II. History, Politics, and the Home
Home Loss in Wartime Literature: A Typology 97 (19)
of Images
Madeline G. Levine
The Archaeology of Occupation: Stefan 116 (17)
Chwin's Writings on Danzig/Gdansk
Bozena Shallcross
Homeland without a Home: Tadeusz Konwicki's 133 (18)
Experience of Home
Katarzyna Zechenter
Part III. Urban Home/lessness
Place of Estrangement: Homelessness at Home 151 (12)
in the Works of Three Postwar Polish Writers
Henryk Dasko
The Destruction of the Center 163 (16)
Jerzy Jarzebski
The Best View Is from the Top: 179 (40)
Autobiographical Snapshots, Communist
Monuments, and (Post)Totalitarian
Magdalena J. Zaborowska
Part IV. The Writer's Abode
At Home with Sienkiewicz 219 (18)
Beth Holmgren
Stawisko: The Home of Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz 237 (28)
Anna Nasitowska
Between Utopia and Parody: The Home for 265 (12)
Creative Work
Marek Zaleski
Part V. Home Away from Home
Home as Desire: The Popular Pleasures of 277 (24)
Gender in Polish Emigre Drama
Halina Filipowicz
Gombrowicz's Binoculars: The View from 301 (16)
David Goldfarb
Returns to the Impossible: The Search for 317 (22)
Home in the Prose of Gustaw Herling
Wlodzimierz Bolecki
Notes on Authors 339 (4)
Notes on the Contributors 343 (4)
Index 347