A study on Polish women prose writers from a turbulent time in that country's literary history. Key writers examined include Klemenntyna Hoffmanowa, Narcyza michovska, Eliza Orzeszkowa and Zofia Nakowska. The author's approach of major feminist theory and post-feminist thought throws new light on Polish women writers and their contribution to European thought.
Part 1: Feminist critique of art and the theory of culture. Part 2: The case of "The Enthusiasts". Part 3: michowska vs Hoffmanowa. Part 4: Struggling with the form. Part 5: The Samaritan woman at the well. Part 6: Orzeszkowa and the strategy of mimicry. Part 7: Orzeszkowa - self correction and the problem of boundaries. Part 8: Four ways; regress, narcissm, fight, art. Part 9: Diaries of Zofia Nakowska and Maria Dbrowska.