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Something of My Very Own to Say

American Women Writers of Polish Descent. East European Monographs S. v.494

Format: Hardback
Publisher: East European Monographs, Bradenton, United States
Published: 20th May 1998
Dimensions: w 156mm h 234mm
Weight: 570g
ISBN-10: 088033391X
ISBN-13: 9780880333917
Barcode No: 9780880333917
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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