The article deals with the lives of postwar Polish emigration as portrayed in literary works by Polish émigré women writers. It begins with the 'domestic' theme whose prominence in the works in question can be at least partly explained by the fact that in Poland, for historical and political reasons, public and private spheres had acquired a different character than in the West. The blurring of the line separating the two spaces and the image of 'Matka Polka' (a patriotic mother) are then used as points of departure for the description and analysis of the role of women of the first generation of postwar émigrés as wives and mothers.
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