Another Canon

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Grazyna Borkowska, Lidia Wisniewska (Eds.)

The Polish Nineteenth-Century Novel in World Context

ISBN 978-3-643-91285-5
Band-Nr. 4
Jahr 2020
Seiten 304
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Polonistik im Kontext

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Polish contemporary literature is not a closed book to European and world readers. Those not involved professionally in the
production or study of literature may well have heard of Stanisław Lem, Witold Gombrowicz, Czesław Miłosz,
Wisława Szymborska or the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2018, Olga Tokarczuk. The situation is different
with Polish literature of earlier periods, including the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century novel. The works of Ignacy Krasicki,
Michał Czajkowski, J'{o}zef Ignacy Kraszewski, Eliza Orzeszkowa, Maria Komornicka, Stefan Żeromski and Bolesław
Prus – the exception perhaps is Henryk Sienkiewicz, whose novels were translated into many languages – did not enter European
circulation on any large scale and have rarely been included in comparative studies. Our book attempts to change this perspective
and poses the question as to whether another – expanded and more inclusive – literary canon is possible.

Grażyna Borkowska is a professor at the Institute of Literary Research at the Polish Academy of Sciences, a
corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the president of the Adam Mickiewicz Literary Association

Lidia Wiś niewska is a professor and the Director of the Chair for General and Comparative Literature at the
Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz and vice-president of the Adam Mickiewicz Literary Society Association