With a translation by Marta Dziurosz, this extract is from the novel “Cwaniary” (” Hustlerettes”) by Polish feminist and activist, Sylwia Chutnik. The article describes the motif of women and war in three novels by Sylwia Chutnik (born ): Kieszonkowy atlas kobiet (Pocket Atlas of Women) The city as an endangered space – reflections based on Sylwia Chutnik’s novel ‘ Cwaniary’. Languages of publication. PL. Abstracts. In Chutnik’s novel Warsaw.

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You can see them of a morning at the cemeteries, when they walk in black tights and never look around.

And that argument again: Otherwise old women will follow us around and whisper: Of course not everyone can discover them, some would probably want to, but others would get unnecessarily upset. But neither of them would want to be her, if she was, she would bite her wrists in a scream of despair stretching from the feet to the top of her head.

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So that nobody takes pity, so that everyone leaves off asking questions, being sorry and bringing back memories which exist only due to cwanary flashes of parallel worlds, where stories unravel against logic.

Retrieved from ” https: Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page. But the Clan of Widows burns on that pyre every day, burns down to coal and is reborn. JavaScript is turned off in your web browser.

And friends will murmur: She was awarded by Ashoka for her social work. This article about a Polish writer or poet is a stub. A hand of cards waiting to be shuffled. Chutnik is a member of The Polish Writers’ Association.


She also chairs the MaMa Foundationwhich aims to improve the situation of mothers in Poland. Discovering those worlds comes as a huge relief to all mourners.

Nobody will begrudge you your new way of life, because how is this girl supposed to just sit there and bewail? Kieszonkowy atlas kobiet, Dzidzia, Cwaniary: And Other Stories Publishing. Weitzmann, New Haven CT: Chutnik Sylwia, Cwaniary, Warszawa: Cwanairy, the parallel worlds are definitely for the strongest. Yale University Press, Now try to clean that up, try to tidy that away! We, young widows, would like to return our relationships, because they broke suddenly.

Instytut Historii PAN, Nobody will lead you to the pyre, so that you can burn along with your beloved, nobody expects anything from you.

She is the chairperson of MaMa Foundation which aims to improve the situation of mothers’ rights in Poland. Women and Men at War. Watson Alexander, Ring of Steel.

No rings on their swollen fingers. They are a great gift to us. Against the linear space-time, which can no longer be applied. She would howl in despair over the kitchen table where his plate still lay with the crumbs of a sandwich he ate hurriedly. In she became the laureate of Paszport Polityki Award for her literary works [6]. Black Widows, black birds with circles under their eyes neatly masked with concealer.


Sylwia Chutnik

You can feel no fear, just smile and not go crazy from it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They sweep life aside, spend it the way you spend loose change. She is also a Warsaw city guide and a charity worker. Wydawnictwo DiG,s.


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Her second sylwix Dzidzia “Diddums” came out in Only for those who can bear the weight of knowledge and responsibility for their own feelings. Maybe those threads were too weak, maybe the strings ripped, the bolts rusted up? Her debut novel Kieszonkowy atlas kobiet Pocket Atlas of Women was published in Burke Joanna, An intimate History of Killing. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. She graduated in gender studies at Warsaw University. Polish women novelists births Living people University of Warsaw alumni 21st-century Polish novelists 21st-century women writers Polish writer cwwniary Polish feminists.

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Drawing from the context of modern Western studies, reflections on these works concern the relationship between gender and war, assuming that it grants an active and heroic role to men while putting women in the role of civilian victims, and in doing so, it consolidates the traditional social hierarchy. Then you can get up at night, in the dark flat, and look the dead person in the face. Tec Nechama, Resilience and Courage.

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