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Nałkowska, Zofia 1884-1954

Works: 342 works in 1,417 publications in 21 languages and 4,912 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Personal narratives‡vPolish  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Bibliography  Biography  History  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Dedicatee
Classifications: PG7158.N34, 891.85
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Medallions by Zofia Nałkowska( Book )

196 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korte verhalen over het lot van enkele slachtoffers in Polen van het Duitse fascisme
Boundary by Zofia Nałkowska( Book )

170 editions published between 1931 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Available for the first time in English, Zofia Nalkowska's Boundary was originally published as Granica in Poland in 1935. The modernist novel was widely discussed upon its publication and praised for its psychological realism and stylistic and compositional artistry. Over the years, it has been translated into several languages and made into a feature film, and remains a standard text in the Polish secondary school curriculum. Nalkowska was a pioneer of feminist fiction in Central Europe. Her observation of inequality in the treatment of men and women is at the heart of Boundary, which explores a transgressive love affair and its repercussions. She perceived that men--especially of the upper and middle classes--felt free to have sexual relations with lower class women, whereas it was not socially acceptable for women of any class to have sexual relations outside of marriage, or even admit to enjoying sex. This meant that working class women were seduced and then abandoned when they became pregnant, leaving them with the stigma of illegitimate children and the problem of finding work. Meanwhile, the higher class wives found themselves betrayed. While Boundary can be interpreted as a novel about power and its abuses, it contains several dimensions--philosophical, emotional, existential, moral--that render it a consummate piece of social criticism. An elegantly composed work of imaginative fiction, it does not preach or offer solutions. Ursula Phillips's excellent translation will interest readers of early twentieth century novels and scholars and students of Polish literature, feminist studies, and European modernism"--
The romance of Teresa Hennert by Zofia Nałkowska( Book )

89 editions published between 1924 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kobiety (Women) : a novel of Polish life by Zofia Nałkowska( Book )

28 editions published between 1906 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Ungeduldigen : Roman by Zofia Nałkowska( Book )

31 editions published between 1958 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dzienniki czasu wojny by Zofia Nałkowska( Book )

25 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in Polish and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choucas : powieść internacjonalna by Zofia Nałkowska( Book )

23 editions published between 1927 and 1980 in Polish and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niedobra miłość by Zofia Nałkowska( Book )

27 editions published between 1936 and 1979 in 5 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choucas : an international novel by Zofia Nałkowska( Book )

14 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The novel in Europe in the early 20th century took a decidedly inward turn, and Choucas (1927) is an intriguing example of the modernist psychological tradition. Its author, Zofia Nalkowska (1884-1954), was a celebrated Polish novelist and playwright. She rose to prominence in interwar Poland and was one of a group of early feminist writers that included Pola Gojawiczynska, Maria Dabrowska, and Maria Kuncewiczowa. Choucas is set in the Swiss Alps in the mid-1920s in a sanatoria village near Lake Geneva. The book has an international focus, and the narrator, a polish woman, profiles a motley collection of visitors to the village and patients at the sanatorium and their interactions with each other. Among these she encounters Armenian survivors of the 1915-16 genocide who were given refuge in Switzerland. The characters are all from different countries and each represents a distinct political or religious point of view. The title is derived from the French word for a species of bird native to this region of Switzerland. Nalkowska was known for her love of nature and animals, and the birds have symbolic significance for the characters themselves. The choucas fly down from the mountain passes seeking food, while some of the characters in the novel wander around the sanatorium seeking philosophical truths. In Choucas, there is a strong autobiographical element to the story, as Nalkowska had stayed in a sanatorium in Leysin, Switzerland, with her husband in 1925. A comparison may also be drawn with the classic novel by Thomas Mann, The Magic Mountain (1924), which has similar themes. The book delineates a fascinating time period, and the author's concise fictional technique is strikingly innovative and groundbreaking. Choucas is a fine example of early modernist literature and is translated for the first time into English for a new generation of readers. "--
Rówieśnice : powieść by Zofia Nałkowska( Book )

22 editions published between 1909 and 1982 in Polish and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narcyza : powieść by Zofia Nałkowska( Book )

18 editions published between 1910 and 1976 in Polish and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Książę by Zofia Nałkowska( Book )

21 editions published between 1907 and 1976 in Polish and German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pisma wybrane by Zofia Nałkowska( Book )

22 editions published between 1954 and 1956 in Polish and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Węzły życia by Zofia Nałkowska( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 1984 in Polish and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Węże i róże by Zofia Nałkowska( Book )

11 editions published between 1915 and 1983 in Polish and Czech and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dom nad łąkami by Zofia Nałkowska( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in Polish and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hrabia Emil by Zofia Nałkowska( Book )

11 editions published between 1920 and 1977 in Polish and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charaktery : dawne i ostatnie by Zofia Nałkowska( Book )

9 editions published between 1948 and 1968 in Polish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widzenie bliskie i dalekie by Zofia Nałkowska( Book )

11 editions published between 1954 and 1957 in Polish and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opowiadania by Zofia Nałkowska( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in Polish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Gorzechowska-Nałkowska, Zofia.

Gorzechowska, Zofia Nałkowska-.

Gorzechowska, Zofia Nałkowska- 1884-1954

Nalkoŭskaâ, Zof'â

Nalkovska, Z.

Nalkovska, Zofʹă.

Nałkovská, Žofia.

Nalkovska, Zofja

Nalkovskaâ, Sofâ

Nalkovskaă, Zofʹă.

Nalkovskaâ, Zofiâ

Nalkovskai︠a︡, Zofʹi︠a︡

Nalkovskai︠a︡, Zofʹi︠a︡ 1884-1954

Nałkowska-Gorzechowska, Zofia

Nałkowska-Gorzechowska, Zofia 1884-1954

Nałkowska-Rygier, Zofia

Nałkowska-Rygier Zofia 1884-1954

Nalkowsʹka, Sofia.

Nalkowska, Sofja Rygier-.

Nalkowska, Sophie

Nalkowska, Sophie 1884-1954

Nalkowska, Zofiâ

Nalkowska, Zofia R. 1884-1954

Nalkowska, Zofia Rygier-.

Nałkowska, Zofija.

Nałkowska, Zofija 1884-1954

Nałkowska, Zofja.

Nałkowska, Zofja 1884-1954

Nałkowska, Zofja R.

Nałkowska, Zofja Rygier 1884-1954

Nankôrxka, Zôfia

Naukofusuka, Zofia

Rygier-Nalkowska, Sofja.

Rygier-Nalkowska, Sofja 1884-1954

Rygier-Nałkowska, Zofia.

Rygier-Nałkowska, Zofia 1884-1954

Rygier-Nałkowska, Zofja.

Rygier-Nałkowska, Zofja 1884-1954

Rygier, Zofia Nałkowska-.

Rygier Zofia Nałkowska- 1884-1954

Zofia Nałkowska femme politique polonaise

Zofia Nałkowska pisarka polska, publicystka i dramatopisarka

Zofia Nałkowska Polish prose writer, dramatist, and essayist

Zofia Nałkowska politica polacca

Zofia Nałkowska Político polonês

Zofia Nałkowska polnische Schriftstellerin

Zofia Nałkowska polsk författare

Zofia Nałkowska polsk skribent

Zofia Nałkowska Pools schrijfster (1884-1954)

Зоф’я Налкоўская

Зоф'я Налковська

Зоф'я Налкоўская

Налковская, Софья

Налковська, Зоф'я

Налкоўская, Зоф’я

Софија Налковска

Софья Налковская польская писательница, журналистка, публицист и драматург

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