The Older Brother Speaks: Ideas of Polish National Identity in the Writings of Julian Tuwim and Marek Edelman

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Marszalek, Marcin, “The Older Brother Speaks: Ideas of Polish National Identity in the Writings of Julian Tuwim and Marek Edelman,” Scholar@Simmons, accessed December 4, 2020, https://beatleyweb.simmons.edu/scholar/items/show/182.

Title

The Older Brother Speaks: Ideas of Polish National Identity in the Writings of Julian Tuwim and Marek Edelman

Creator

Marszalek, Marcin

Date

2016

Description

The thesis explores the Polish-Jewish national identities of Marek Edelman and Julian Tuwim, both of whom grew up in the pre-World War II era. They both survived the war, the former in the Warsaw Ghetto, the latter in emigration. The thesis contends that each identified as a Polish-Jew yet the meaning was different for each of them; Edelman connected the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising to the Romantic uprisings of the nineteenth centuries in which Jews participated, and Tuwim sought identity in the Polish language. Their ideas are linked to the Romantic poet Adam Mickiewicz and represent his vision of “plurality in oneness.”

Publisher

Simmons College (Boston, Mass.)

Format

1 PDF (67 Pages)

Language

English

Type

Masters Theses