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Princes, peasants, and other Polish selves : ethnicity in American literature

Author: Thomas S Gladsky
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1992.
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This book is a case study of the way in which ethnic identities are created and shaped by literature, focusing on the American image of the Pole from the 1830s to the present. Using a vast range of writings, some well known and others long neglected, Thomas S. Gladsky shows how the nineteenth-century view of the Pole as kindred spirit or "beau ideal" was supplanted by other literary models--anarchist, peasant,  Read more...
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Gladsky, Thomas S., 1939-
Princes, peasants, and other Polish selves.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1992
(OCoLC)645775072
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas S Gladsky
ISBN: 0870237756 9780870237751
OCLC Number: 24912598
Description: ix, 313 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Princes and patriots : nineteenth-century writers and the Polish beau ideal --
2. From deviancy to diversity and beyond : inventing the Polish literary self, 1880-1930 --
3. The immigrant on the land --
4. Proletariat and protester --
5. World War II and after : strangers and other neighbors --
6. Descent and dissent : major writers and turf warfare --
7. The gates of Heaven and the pains of Hell : Jewish American writers and memories of Poland --
8. Reconstructing ethnicity : the view from the inside --
9. Home as found --
10. Homeward bound.
Responsibility: Thomas S. Gladsky.

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