The Prison of Self: Moral Dilemmas in Jerzy Andrzejewski’s Fiction

Part of the Studies in Russia and East Europe book series (SREE)


From the very beginning Jerzy Andrzejewski (1909–83) was acclaimed as a disciple of Joseph Conrad. He had other mentors as well, both Polish and foreign, but it seems Conrad had a lasting influence on his views on life and morality. For Andrzejewski’s moral bias remained, in a sense unchanged; even whilst his narrative craft underwent fundamental transformations, his inheritance of Conrad’s chief dilemmas weathered all storms, including the postwar impact of Marxism.


Moral Dilemma Short Story Sensual Pleasure Parish Priest Genuine Feeling 
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