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Disenchanted Europeans : Polish émigré writers from Kultura and postwar reformulations of the West

Author: Łukasz Mikołajewski
Publisher: Oxford : Peter Lang, [2018] ©2018
Series: Exil-Studien, v. 16.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As Europe experienced tumultuous change after the Second World War, two Polish exiles, Jerzy Stempowski (1893-1969) and Andrzej Bobkowski (1913-1961), discussed and redefined their ideas of the continent in the pages of Kultura, the Polish émigré review. Highlighting the changes in their writings about 'the West', 'the East' and 'civilization', this book pieces together the evolution of their own  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: (GyWOH)har180236010
Named Person: Jerzy Stempowski; Andrzej Bobkowski; Andrzej Bobkowski; Jerzy Stempowski
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Łukasz Mikołajewski
ISBN: 9783034318440 3034318448
OCLC Number: 1037862294
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--European University Institute.
What about us? Polish exiles from Kultura and the European dilemma -- Changing images of Europe in the writings of Stempowski: a general overview -- Anger and disenchantment with the West: Jerzy Stempowski as a political exile -- An Eastern European writing about Germany and Austria in 1945 -- Metaphors of provincialization: postwar essays on Europe -- Continuity and rupture: classical self-fashioning and farewells to Europe -- Personal rebellion against Europe: autobiographical texts from 1945 to 1955 -- Reassessments of occidentalism in Sketches with a Quill -- Obliterating interwar Europeanism: postwar corrections in Sketches with a Quill -- From distant lands: travels to America in Kultura.
Description: x, 468 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: CONTENTS: What About Us? Polish Exiles from Kultura and the European Dilemma - Changing Images of Europe in the Writings of Stempowski: A General Overview - Anger and Disenchantment with the West: Jerzy Stempowski as a Political Exile - An Eastern European Writing about Germany and Austria in 1945 - Metaphors of Provincialization: Postwar Essays on Europe - Continuity and Rupture: Classical Self-Fashioning and Farewells to Europe - Personal Rebellion against Europe: Autobiographical Texts from 1945 to 1955 - Reassessments of Occidentalism in Sketches with a Quill - Obliterating Interwar Europeanism: Postwar Corrections in Sketches with a Quill - From Distant Lands: Travels to America in Kultura - Occidentalism and Its Discontents.
Series Title: Exil-Studien, v. 16.
Responsibility: Łukasz Mikołajewski.
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