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Title:
Something of my very own to say : American women writers of Polish descent
Author:
Gladsky, Thomas S., 1939-
Publication Information:
[Boulder, Colo.] : East European Monographs ; [New York] : Distributed by Columbia University Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
319 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780880333917
Format :
Book

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Central Library PS153.P65 S66 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

This collection of essays and representative selections of literature seeks to enlarge the history of American women's literature. Polish and American scholars reflect upon questions of gender and ethnicity that have framed the experiences of all women, but particularly those of Polish descent. The original texts accompanying each essay - fiction, memoirs, poems, and essays - represent many aspects of the women's identities: secular and spiritual, Jewish and gentile, immigrant and native, 19th-century and contemporary. Viewed from literary, historical, political artistic, social and gender perspectives, the writings of Polish American women offer a record of cultural sensitivities of those cut off from their homeland and twice removed from the American mainstream.


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