The epistolary novel genre evolved from the art of letter writing, as well as from the 18th-century fashion of witty salon conversations centered around games, intrigue, understatement, quips and emotional manipulation. Does the Polish literature and history of the period reflect these conventions?

I’m convinced that Mrożek had serious trouble coming to terms with his own identity, and I think that these two traits are the flip sides of his own personality – says Prof. Jerzy Jarzębski

Stanisław August achieved notoriety as the monarch responsible for Poland’s demise in the 18th century. Could his memoirs change this unfavorable picture?


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