Zofia Nałkowska: Granica [Boundary] (2303 words)

Ursula Phillips (University College London)
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Granica [Boundary] (1935) is Zofia Nałkowska’s best known novel. Twice made into a feature film (1938, 1977) and twice dramatized for television (1960, 1984), it is the only one of her novels to remain more or less constantly in print. This is due not least to the fact that it has been required reading for several generations of Polish secondary-school students since 1945. In the communist People’s Republic, it was read as a critique of abusive political power—and indeed, it conveys Nałkowska’s concerns about the style of government exercised in the Polish interwar independent state (1918-1939). It was a milieu she was able to observe at first hand because of her brief marriage to …

Citation: Phillips, Ursula. "Granica". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 April 2017 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=35792, accessed 02 December 2022.]

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