Cover Osteuropa 5/2019

In Osteuropa 5/2019

With God and the nation against catastrophe
“Right-wing” literature in Poland after 1989

Maciej Urbanowski

Deutsche Fassung


In Poland, since the collapse of the People’s Republic, a “right-wing” literature scene has developed. As was the case during the inter-war years, the phenomenon has many different facets. This literature reflects a political and ideological polarisation in society. The attitude of todays’ “right-wing” authors is marked by traditionalism, patriotism, Catholicism, anti-communism, catastrophism and a mistrust of liberalism, globalisation and the modern era. “Right-wing” literature has emerged from its niche, is becoming more broadly received and is receiving positive reviews by literary critics.

(Osteuropa 5/2019, pp. 123–139)