Being Poland: A New History of Polish Literature and Culture since 1918 by Tamara TrojanowskaBeing Poland: A New History of Polish Literature and Culture since 1918 by Tamara Trojanowska

Being Poland: A New History of Polish Literature and Culture since 1918

EditorTamara Trojanowska, Joanna Nizynska, Przemyslaw Czaplinski

Paperback | July 8, 2019

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Being Poland offers a unique analysis of the cultural developments that took place in Poland after World War One, a period marked by Poland’s return to independence. Conceived to address the lack of critical scholarship on Poland’s cultural restoration, Being Poland illuminates the continuities, paradoxes, and contradictions of Poland’s modern and contemporary cultural practices, and challenges the narrative typically prescribed to Polish literature and film.

Reflecting the radical changes, rifts, and restorations that swept through Poland in this period, Polish literature and film reveal a multitude of perspectives. Addressing romantic perceptions of the Polish immigrant, the politics of post-war cinema, poetry, and mass media, Being Poland is a comprehensive reference work written with the intention of exposing an international audience to the explosion of Polish literature and film that emerged in the twentieth century.

Tamara Trojanowska is Director for the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto, and an associate professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature at the University of Toronto. Joanna Niżyńska is an associate professor in the Department of Slavic & East European Languages and Cultures...
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Title:Being Poland: A New History of Polish Literature and Culture since 1918Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:856 pages, 10 × 7 × 1.9 inShipping dimensions:10 × 7 × 1.9 inPublished:July 8, 2019Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1487524595

ISBN - 13:9781487524593

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Table of Contents

1. Transitions
2. Strategies
3. Transmissions
4. Genres and Their Discontents
5. Postwar and Post-1989 Drama
6. Essay
7. Diaries
8. Reportage
9. Literary Theory
10. Film
11. Popular Culture
12. Mass Media

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"In 2006, several scholars decided to do something about the lack of a comprehensive, up-to-date, research-based work dealing with Polish literature and culture. It took over a decade to complete this ambitious project of delivering a new and updated history of this vast subject for a non-Polish speaking audience…the result of the combined efforts of sixty scholars from both sides of the Atlantic is both impressive and voluminous." - Aleksandra Witczak Haugstad, Research Council of Norway - H-Net, HABSBURG