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The paper reviews Barbara Kaszkowska-Wandor’s book Res publica (post) literaria. Od poetyki wspólnoty do postliteratury. The study into the etymology of the metaphor of the “literary republic” leads the author to consider fundamental questions concerning the role of literature in shaping communities and the ways in which literature impacts political reality. The author’s erudition and bold methodological solutions allow her to answer those questions – often old and considered to be unanswerable – in an original, unobvious way.