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The Kingdom of Insignificance
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Joanna Niżyńska has written the first scholarly book in English on Miron Białoszewski (1922 – 1983), a major figure in twentieth-century Polish literature.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Author’s Note
  2. pp. xiii-2
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  1. Introduction: Playing Out Life in the Everyday: The Quotidian, the Queer, and the Traumatic
  2. pp. 3-50
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  1. Chapter 1. “The Glaring Identity of ‘Now’”: A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprising as a Reenactment of the Traumatic
  2. pp. 51-98
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  1. Chapter 2. Something More from Almost Nothing: The Paradoxes of Białoszewski’s Life-Writing
  2. pp. 99-133
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  1. Chapter 3. Miron at the Margins, or Can We Queer Białoszewski?
  2. pp. 134-175
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  1. Epilogue: “Ridiculous Places” and Queering Memory: Life- Writing, History, and How We Do Not Know
  2. pp. 176-186
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. 187-188
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 189-226
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 227-248
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 249-259
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 276-276
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