2015 Vol. 7 No. 3 — Fall / Books

Taking Liberties: Gender, Transgressive Patriotism, and Polish Drama, 1786-1989

In Taking Liberties, Halina Filipowicz examines the portrayals of patriotism and identity of iconic heroes, from Kosciuszko to Plater and Wałęsa, in Polish drama from the 1600s to the present. Highly original, acutely observed study of loyalty and honor manipulated by triumphalism and xenophobia. Reviewed by Diana Sacilowski.