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The Resource Boundary, by Zofia Nałkowska ; translated by Ursula Phillips

Boundary, by Zofia Nałkowska ; translated by Ursula Phillips

Label
Boundary
Title
Boundary
Statement of responsibility
by Zofia Nałkowska ; translated by Ursula Phillips
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • pol
  • eng
Summary
"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"--
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
891.8/5372
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG7158.N34
LC item number
G713 2016
Literary form
fiction
Label
Boundary, by Zofia Nałkowska ; translated by Ursula Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the Polish
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780875807409
Lccn
2016007599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)935987968
Label
Boundary, by Zofia Nałkowska ; translated by Ursula Phillips
Publication
Note
Translated from the Polish
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780875807409
Lccn
2016007599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)935987968

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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