Studies of Gender and Violence
The Shows of Violence
swords and spears are pens
Ogniem i mieczem
Vulnera inflicted with the pen hurt no less than those from the sword or the bullet.
Na polu chwały
After Krzyżacy, Sienkiewicz did not write any more colorful tales of war. He announced this in a letter to Karol Potkański of 21 June 1896. “After Krzyżacy I intend to get out of harness – if not entirely, then at least from wagons that are too big” [Li III/3 50]. He confirmed this, after finishing the novel, in a letter to Ignacy Baliński on 5 December 1900.
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