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Challenges For Polish Prose In The Nineties Print
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The historical background of Polish literature at the turn of the century, i.e. in the first half of the nineties, was a period of time not favorable for the novel. On the one hand, because of significant historical events (the birth of Solidarity - the first independent trade union in the whole Soviet bloc, declaration of martial law on 13 December 1981), "making up things" was perceived with suspicion which helped the development of non-fictional literary genres. For that reason prose written in 1980-1986 is dominated by documentary genres, such as notes, reports, interviews, or personal documents such as diaries, memoirs, and the silva (or a narrative "mish-mash"). The novel, however, was in a state of considerable senility.
 
 

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