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Dzienniki Emilii z Beniowskich Wróblewskiej
Diaries of Emilia

Wróblewska of the House of Beniowscy

Author(s): Reda Griškaitė
Contributor(s): Emilia Kolinko (Translator)
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Polish Literature
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Emilia Wróblewska; Wróblewska’s diaries; Eustachy Wróblewski; Tadeusz Stanisław Wróblewski; Augustyn Wróblewski

Summary/Abstract: Emilia Wróblewska is little known in Polish and Lithuanian culture and mainly remembered as the mother of Tadeusz Stanisław (a famous political activist) and of Augustyn (chemist, social activist and anarchist). The Library of Lithuanian Academy of Sciences in Vilnius treasures in its collection a rich archive of Emilia and Eustachy Wróblewscy, including Wróblewska’s letters, her diaries, translations and poems. The sources shed a totally new light on the figure: she is seen as an amateur woman of letters, unhappy wife, a devoted mother and a woman who on the one hand tried to realize her duties, and, on the other hand, as the one who wanted to cross the boundaries of the role she was given by the 19th conventions. The article presents the diarst’s detailed bibliographical data and a literary analysis of her rich handwritten creativity.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 89-133
  • Page Count: 45
  • Language: Polish