This monograph is exceptional in many respects. It is a piece of solid literary study which is inspired as well; does it not sound like an oxymoron? The author formulates an original hypothesis which she succeeds to prove right thanks to the profound knowledge of primary as well as secondary literature, philosophy and literary theory. This field of research is definitely neglected on the literary market. One would like to read another analysis by the author dedicated, for example, to the screen versions of the novels investigated in the monography; a possible topic of a next book?
Dr hab. Jacek Fabiszak, prof. UAM
Sylwia Wojciechowska is Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Culture at the Jesuit University Ignatianum in Kraków. She holds an MA in Classical Philology (UMK Toruń), hence her interest in ancient tales and accounts in modern literature. She is also a graduate of Stuttgart University (Germany), with an MA in English and Italian Philology. The major focus of her studies is the pastoral convention in modern prose fiction. This monograph is a result of her research on the pastoral conducted during both her master’s degree and doctoral thesis.